Religion and Science
On Charles Darwin's birthday, physic Max Tegmark joins us to discuss why we believe there a conflict between science and religion and whether there really is one.
In Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods, a fictitious god named Wednesday bemoans the capricious nature of American worship: "This is a bad land for gods ... the old gods are ignored. The new gods are as quickly taken up as they are abandoned, cast aside for the next big thing."
Questioning is a major part of spirituality. It is an inquiry into the deeper understanding of the puzzle of life. A spiritual life then becomes a life that strives to attain a deeper level of wisdom, knowledge, insight, and understanding about all of life and existence.
An ancient Seer sits in his cave atop a mountain. From deep within his being where he is one with everything, the subtle impulses underlying all of life flow through him and out his vocal cords.
An exciting summer with a spate of newsworthy news got me sidetracked (at least that's my excuse). After three months without posts, I'm now returning and offering snippets of the book I've been writing on emerging adults, mainstream science, and mere Christianity.
What do you think? Does the sacred express itself in the material world? Or are we mortals pretty much on our own here in this humongous universe? Here's what a friend of mine, neonatal pathologist Geoff Machin has to say on the question: