'Quarkism' is a wholly fake term that I just made up, though it gestures to real neotheological experiments and represents a type of religious accommodationism that could be viewed with considerable suspicion.
"We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are between stories." -- Father Thomas Berry Our species -- Homo sapiens -- is ...
I am delighted to have been asked to blog on religion and science. For my first essay, I thought I would introduce myself and explain a bit why I am interested in this topic.
How do different lenses affect the way we see the world? How do our perspectives filter what we can know? And how do we move beyond literal-mindedness to gain more humility and appreciation of different kinds of knowledge?
I won't go so far as to call them old friends - tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don't seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind.
As the Encyclical made clear, acting on climate change is not an add-on option if we have time after doing other good deeds - it should be at the heart of the duty of care we all have for the poor amongst us.
Our brains and our hearts are what guide our lives. Our brains help us learn and seek the truth, while our hearts allow us to connect to one other. ...
"What's the original origin of religion? Is it teleology? Agency detection? Theory of mind, or anthropomorphism?" (Baba Brinkman, "Byproduct to Benefi...
Fully accountable parents must encourage their children to boldly evaluate the inevitable influx of new information with which they will be presented, and prepare them to deal openly with any resulting cognitive dissonance.
When dealing with doubt, axioms can be extremely interesting for those of us looking at faith from a scientific lens.
The most important finding was that the common refrain that "religious people don't embrace science" is simply not true
On October 16-19 a Parliament of various religious traditions was held in Salt Lake City. The first of these was held in Chicago in 1893, and after a century hiatus, another one in 1993. Subsequently the Parliament has met every five years.
Almost every religion looks bad when forced to deal with the criticism of atheists. But almost every religion can be improved by taking these criticisms seriously.
A few days ago I had to begin using fingers on both hands to tally the count of economic and institutional powerhouses speaking out for strong governm...
Engagement with our devices, however trance-like and 'wired-in' it feels at its most intense, has an underlying quality of 'doing mind' - a state of mind that is active, intellectually engaged, in-flow perhaps, but busy achieving.