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Rabbi Mitelman and Tania Lombrozo, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, discuss how our brains latch onto and reject facts, and what that has to do with belief.
A conversation with Jeremy England, PhD, author of “Every Life is On Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things.”
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.”
Citizen science can be a great way to feel like you’re part of something bigger.
Myriam Renaud and Dr. Michael Summers discuss the awe-inspiring uniqueness of the Earth in the universe.
Answering difficult questions about the world and comforting people in a time of need requires the best wisdom from both religion and science.
As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver and Bill Richards discuss what inspires them to create and educate.
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
As we discover more and more about the brain, will neuroscientific “explanations” about moral behavior become “excuses”? How “free” are we, and how would we even know?
How does empathy differ from compassion? What are the best strategies we should employ to influence one another to be more caring?
Science and Jewish religious tradition share the conviction that the world and the actions of human beings matter.