A God That Could Be Real

Nancy Ellen Abrams is the author of “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet.” She is married to astrophysicist Joel Primack, one of the developers of a new view of the universe, in … Continue reading →

Unsatisfying Encounters with Academics of Renown, Episode 0: Albert Einstein

I’m told that my grandfather, Cloyd Woolley, once attended a lecture by Albert Einstein about his general theory of relativity. Now my grandfather, though an exceedingly intelligent guy, was a businessman, not a scientist. He was in advertising, as a … Continue reading →

The Origin of Life: A New Theory Based in Physics

Jeremy England, a physicist at MIT, may have found the underlying physics driving the origin and evolution of life. Physics is definitely not my strong suit. But the questions of how life arose on Earth, and how likely it is … Continue reading →

Science vs. Science Dogma

“There is a conflict in the heart of science between science as a method of inquiry based on reason, evidence, hypothesis, and collective investigation, and science as a belief system, or a world view. And unfortunately the world view aspect … Continue reading →

David Eagleman on Possibilianism

I’ve known for most of my adult life that I’m a Possibilian. But until now, I didn’t know that was the word for what I am. In this wonderful talk, neuroscientist David Eagleman makes the point that we know too … Continue reading →