Apr 18, 2014 — In a new paper, biologists suggest that religion evolved in our prehistoric past through processes by which serving one's family and larger social group become synonymous with serving God.
Apr 15, 2014 — The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to?
Feb 19, 2014 — The whole debate between science and religion is hitched to the wrong tree, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. Common ground exists: each is a manifestation of humanity's attraction to the mysterious.
Feb 10, 2014 — Last week's debate on evolution vs. creation attracted millions of viewers. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes on Ken Ham's assumptions about science and belief.
Dec 13, 2013 — An article by our fellow blogger Tania Lombrozo is named one of the best published in the Boston Review this year! Congratulations, Tania!
Nov 13, 2013 — A chance encounter forces commentator Marcelo Gleiser to reconsider his view of the relationship between science and religion. It's a life-changing experience that has driven him to dedicate his life to spreading the gospel of science education.
Sep 23, 2013 — People get worked up about this question because something about the relationship between science and religion seems to be at stake. Commentator Tania Lombrozo maps out the possible answers before turning the tables on this seemingly intractable argument.
Sep 16, 2013 — According to recent work in decision theory and philosophy, faith can be rational. Sometimes. Commentator Tania Lombrozo delves into recent academic arguments about faith and sees it as a way forward for open and civil discussions between people who put their trust in reason and people who put their trust in religion.
Sep 9, 2013 — Why can't believers and nonbelievers have civil conversations about their disagreements? Commentator Tania Lombrozo calls for creating charitable ground, space where supporters of both science and religion can talk openly about their beliefs without fear of recrimination.
Aug 12, 2013 — Religion offers existential and emotional benefits that science can't seem to match. According to Commentator Tania Lombrozo, there's a tension in nature and science between beauty and bleakness. Can a scientific, naturalistic worldview be as fulfilling as religious belief?