The new sciences – like quantum physics – describe a universe so strange and unknowable it’s tempting to find god in the equations. A theologian and historian of science tells why we need to watch out.
The logos (empirical data) is that future robots will likely be smarter, more capable, and perhaps even more sensitive and sensible than we are. The mythos (larger symbolic narrative) is what we make of it. We can see our robotic creations as reminders that, while there are things we cannot know, the most likely path to wisdom is not to become more disembodied like computers but to become more embodied, more human.
If we can’t find a way to speak about G— without smuggling in our political, ideological, and general concerns, then it is time to be silent.
The world's great wisdom traditions all acknowledge the centrality of food; their practices remind us of its deeper meaning, beyond filling our bellies.
Why is contentment so difficult to realize, and how does one find inner stillness, satisfaction, and peace of mind? This article focuses on a basic orientation of our culture that seems to keep us forever discontented, and also suggests some simple, practical ways to find contentment in the only place and time it can be found — here and now.
Simple conversations can be a huge first step toward weight loss. Through medical and psychological research, the author's program seems to have found a way to make people more aware of a spiritual safety net and to use it to support them as they lose weight.
Anticipating the 20th Century’s Endgame: would it bring a social meltdown? Or new support systems that demand trust, open hearts, and new approaches.
A look at how we regarded complex systems in 1999, just prior to the turn of the millennium.