Alan Lightman asks great questions about science and religion. His answers are sometimes frustrating.
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Sarah Arthur captures the beloved Christian author’s appeal.
Essays that consider the natural order as God's creation—in a way scientists might recognize.
It depends which evangelicals you’re asking.
The Jesuit scientist questioned whether humans are descended from Adam. It got him exiled.
The Jesuit archives in Rome didn't know if they had the document. But they said I could come look for it.
An end-of-the-world scenario, whether scientific or religious, should reorient us—but toward what?
Andrew Shtulman's book isn't just about understanding data. It's about moral concern.
Microscopes reveal countless worlds inside the world, from cells to tiny structures within cells diligently performing mysterious tasks.
Are science and religion enemies or friends? Neither, says Peter Harrison—but they're both forms of virtue.
Randomness is distinct from the Greek concept of chance. Conflating the two imports to science the sense that random events are gratuitous.
Why do scientists turn to questions traditionally reserved for the humanities? Tom McLeish argues for a deep kinship between the two spheres.
"Students don't have time for electives. Rather than change the curriculum, we embedded a discussion of religion and science in the classes they already take."