Science and spirituality have often seemed at odds, with religions frequently persecuting scientific discovery as heretical and science labeling religion as fanatical nonsense. The reality, however, is that both are important to our experience as individuals and as a whole. Spirituality gives purpose, value, and meaning to science, and scientific breakthroughs are often born from wonder and appreciation for the natural world, manifested divine influence, and our human experience. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Some central questions in the natural and social sciences can't be answered by controlled laboratory experiments, often considered to be the hallmark of the scientific method. This impossibility holds for any science concerned with the past.
Civilizations around the Earth are heading toward collapse because of powerful forces we have unleashed, ranging from climate disruption and resource depletion, to enormous inequities and the mass extinction of species. No longer can we take the well-being of the Earth for granted.
Twenty cutting-edge essays on issues raised by biotechnology's increasing impact on humans and nature, The Meaning of Life in the 21st Century provides a forward-looking discussion by a wide array of prominent experts on where today's scientific discoveries are taking humankind.
An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian Divided by subject matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.