"Sinai and Synapses Fellowship" Tagged Content (Page 11)
If we can approach our level of knowledge with humility and openness, we can discover more about ourselves and our world.
Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” and a former theater professional believe so.
Rev. Mark Goodman and Rex Jung, Ph.D. ask, “How do we learn what we learn?”
A Mormon biotechnician asks, “Does the physical body explain everything about who we are?”
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?
With new discoveries in epigenetics — how our environment affects our DNA — how much control do we have over our own choices?
We are gaining more and more knowledge about the intricacies of genetic information. But if knowledge is power, how should we use this power? How much does it help us and how much might it harm us?
As genetic technology continues to advance, what happens when we try to create or eliminate certain characteristics for our children? What are the potential unintended consequences with fiddling with our DNA? Should humans be “playing God”? Lisa Ortuno, a Sinai and Synapses Fellow, explores those questions through a series of interviews, asking several experts, “Are we more than our genes?”
Instead of writing off the enemy as evil animals who are motivated by greed or mental illness, an anthropologist actually tries to understand where ISIS is coming from, so as to better interpret their motives.
Connor Wood argues that religion’s evolutionary adaptiveness (or lack thereof) shouldn’t have the slightest bearing on the epistemic credibility of religious beliefs, or the ultimate goodness of religion.
Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest in White Plains, suggests that perhaps evil is rooted in our need to cover up that which threatens to make us discardable and invisible.
There are items in our world that are both spiritual and technological at the same time, just waiting for us to discover both.