We can learn a lot from interdisciplinary conversation. But we are sometimes puzzled by how our colleagues know what they seem to know.
I'm always happy to see MSM articles that challenge assumptions about conservative evangelicals, the religious community in which I grew up. Particularly when they aren't just about electoral politics. This post by David Wheeler highlights a group a lot of people probably haven't considered: evangelical homeschoolers whose reasons for opting out of the school system have nothing to do with objecting to the teaching of evolution.
Why does antiscience sentiment gain such traction in America? Conservatives deserve some blame, but so does the scientific community.
An interdisciplinary group of scholars met recently to discuss religion in light of evolutionary biology.
We might still pray for rain, but we can account for thunder without invoking bowling gods. Is there still a place for God?
Alvin Plantinga posits a profound conflict between naturalism and science. This extraordinary claim is deeply counterintuitive.
The same week the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle—which may be the missing puzzle piece for physics’ theory of everything—we also learned that some 46 percent of poll respondents hold “creationist views of human origins.” I might not be as incensed as Katha Pollitt is, but I’m distressed by this poll.
Some two decades before Robert Bellah and his colleagues wrote the seminal 1985 book Habits of the Heart, which improved the public conversation about religion and society in the United States, Bellah penned a provocative essay called “Religious Evolution.” He has finally returned to that ambitious theme.