"Uncertainty" Tagged Content
What can regret teach us?
Dr. Firestein argues that intellectual foibles such as failure and ignorance are actually an essential component of doing science.
We all struggle, we all deal with both good and bad luck, and even our moral judgments are not fully the results of our own decisions.
A conversation with Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis – sociologist, physician, and author of “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.”
Hate needs a vaccine. As Dr. King Jr said, “the time is always right to do what is right”. Now is the right time.
Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
Rather than seeing God as decreeing disease, we’re better off recognizing how human beings affect the cosmos and, in turn, the divine.
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.
Why does God allow suffering?
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
Rituals transform social facts into physical realities, and so the coronavirus is forcing us to change, adapt, or maybe even lose some of those concrete and physical connections.
“Gam zeh yaavor”—this too shall pass, whether “this” is a sorrowful or a joyful feeling or situation. This phrase can apply in a myriad of ways if we let it.