Content on Scientists in Synagogues (Page 9)
Each of the congregations selected by Scientists in Synagogues agreed to create content such as blogposts, videos, and other resources surrounding Judaism and science. The topics they explore range from the neuroscience of free will to astrobiology to technology, and so here you will find all the content resources that have arisen out of this initiative.
God-Circuits in the Brain?
Are we hard-wired to believe in God? This is an area of investigation that has been called by some “neurotheology.”
A Foot In the Door: How One Deed (Good or Bad) Leads to Another
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.
A Nobel Laureate’s Thoughts on Judaism and Science
Science and Jewish religious tradition share the conviction that the world and the actions of human beings matter.
Joseph, Noah, Jonah: Global Climate Change in Three Vignettes
How much power should be given, and to whom, in the name of saving humanity from what think we can predict in the future?
How Teens Think About Religion and Science
After reading Krista Tippett’s book “Einstein’s God,” teenagers from Temple Israel Center have changed their views on science and religion.
The “End of the World” Has Happened Before
If this time in history is in fact the end of the world, it wouldn’t be the first time.
It Might Be Kosher. It Might Not Be. Can You Eat It? And How Do You Decide?
If you are a traditional Jew and see a slice of meat that’s likely — but not certain — to be kosher, what do you do?
Is This The Beginning or The End?
It is hard to be handed a 508 million year old fossil from the Burgess Shale and not realize that our problems and ideas are fairly small and short-lived.
Swiftly Flow the Years
How do both science and Judaism influence the way we think about time?
A Scientific Creation Cantata
One of the discoverers of the Higgs boson — who is also the president of a Reform synagogue — offers meditations on the creation story.
How Tech Innovation Both Defines and Challenges Our Identity
So often, the discourse describes technological change as something that is being done to us whereas, in fact, we are the source of technological innovation and experimentation.