Entries tagged with “Science And Spirituality”
Charting the border between science and spirituality.What led you to explore the subject of botany? My parents gave me a copy of a book that had belonged to my great…
A theologian recounts her personal experience, and how it expanded her faith.
Garret Yount, Ph.D., was trained as a molecular neuroscientist. His wife, Yifang Qian, M.D., Ph.D., who is from Beijing, was trained in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. In 1990, when Yount’s father was diagnosed with Stage IV (terminal) leukemia, the three traveled to China where Yount’s father engaged in a combination of conventional chemotherapy and Chinese therapies including herbs and qigong. Nowadays (in 2001), Yount’s father is coexisting peacefully with his cancer, Qian is a board-certified psychiatrist, and Yount has taken up qigong. A collaborator with Anne Harrington and funded by the Fetzer Foundation, he dreams of discovering that the mind is able to alter genetic expression. He already has provocative evidence suggesting that qi is more than a “beautiful form of hypnosis.” — Ed.
From cardiologists to quantum physicists, scientists are bringing near-death experiences into the hospital, the laboratory, and the frontiers of research.
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.
To encourage progress in religious thought in 1971 Sir John Templeton set up the annual Templeton Prize, $1 million for whoever makes the most substantial innovation in religion each year. But his larger goal is making people get over the concept that they’ve got the total proof. To get them to feel, “Gee, I want to learn more.”
“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.” -- Sir John Templeton
To get a sense of where mind/body medicine is going, we need to know where it has been. Here an esteemed historian and philosopher of psychology outlines a colorful history of the discovery of the subconscious, depth psychology, the placebo effect, psycho-neuroimmunology, and neurotheology. It all begins appropriately with a man cured by a train wreck on the way to see his physician…