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The Role of Religion in a Scientific Age

I came across an excellent article by Richard Kropf, a retired priest, author, theologian and Teilhard de Chardin scholar.  Fr. Kropf is also a writer for the Huffington Post and had a thought-provoking article last week.  He talked about how … Continue reading

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The Limits of Science in Understanding Mystical Experiences

    In recent years, there has been a lot of scientific studies showing a positive correlation between prayer and meditation a person’s mental and psychological well-being.  While this correlation has been known for thousands of years, advanced scientific techniques such … Continue reading

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Bad Science and The Flawed Myth of Materialism

  As readers of this blog know, I believe that a synthesis of sound science and ancient spiritual traditions (combined with a healthy dose of humility) is necessary to avoid the dangers of fundamentalism, whether it be religious fundamentalism or … Continue reading

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The Power Of Science And The Danger Of Scientism

  I have previously written on the power of science and the dangers of scientism.  Adam Frank, Astrophysicist and Professor at University of Rochester has an outstanding blogpost at NPR’s 13.7 blog titled “The Power of Science and the Danger of … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll and the Fallacy of Scientism

_____________________ I am a strong supporter of science.  I believe that one of the problems with the U.S. education system is that there is too little focus on science.  This lack of education leads to ill-informed citizens, which leads to … Continue reading

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The Folly of Scientism

One of the great insights of Teilhard de Chardin was that he recognized that science was an outstanding way of trying to get closer to the great mystery that is God.  After all, God created the universe, and the more … Continue reading

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