Sinai and Synapses

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Scientifically Grounded. Spiritually Uplifting.

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http://sinaiandsynapses.org/
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Scientifically Grounded. Spiritually Uplifting.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-05-12 17:34
last episode published
2017-04-13 20:39
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0.64 days
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Number of Episodes
26
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Science & Medicine Religion & Spirituality Judaism

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
13.04.2017

Daniel Wilkenfeld: It’s Always Good to Rethink Our Assumptions

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Daniel Wilkenfeld describes how he has had to change his approach to God as new scientific findings arose.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Sara Gottlieb: It’s Always Good to Rethink Our Assumptions

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Sara Gottlieb talks about how the feeling of awe permeates her scientific work, and how that helps her approach questions of religion.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Ian Hutchinson: Embracing Religion at MIT

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Professor Ian Hutchinson warns against "scientism," a belief that science can tell us all we need to know.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Rabbi Michelle Fisher: Embracing Religion at MIT

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Rabbi Michelle Fisher shares how her background in organic chemistry helped her feel a sense of both love and awe of God.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Derek Nelson: The Creativity of Wonder

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Derek Nelson talks about how science and religion are opposed -- but in the way the thumb and the forefinger are opposed.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Stefanie Leacock: The Creativity of Wonder

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Stefanie Leacock shares how "wondering" about things can open up vistas in both science and religion.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Pastor Ken Wilson: Science as “The World As It Is,” Religion as “The World It Could Be”

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Pastor Ken Wilson talks about how reading science books helped him pray in new ways.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Dr. Thomas Wassink: Science as “The World As It Is,” Religion as “The World It Could Be”

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Dr. Thomas Wassink talks about what an understanding of the brain can -- and can't -- do for our spirituality.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Dr. Carey Murphy: How Two Baha’i Women Integrate Science and Religion

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Dr. Carey Murphy shares how her Baha'i faith influenced the way she taught 8th grade science
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Lisa M. Ortuno, Ph.D: How Two Baha’i Women Integrate Science and Religion

As part Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Lisa M. Ortuno, Ph.D. discovered that using the scientific method and her training in biology were invaluable in her journey towards becoming a Baha'i.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Jonathan Morgan: The Mysterious Nature of Love and Truth

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," doctoral student and Sinai and Synapses Fellow Jonathan Morgan shares how both science and religion have helped him better understand love -- especially as he prepares for his upcoming wedd...
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Dr. Kevin Tidgewell: The Beginner’s Mind and the Mind of God

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Dr. Kevin Tidgewell shares how the Buddhist idea of "beginner's mind" helps him explore new questions in his scientific research.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Joyce Konigsburg: The Beginner’s Mind and the Mind of God

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," doctoral student Joyce Konigsburg explains how her theological inquiries and scientific pursuits act as complements and checks on each other's knowledge.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

John ZuHone: Christianity, Science and the Search for Truth

As part Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," John ZuHone shares how he sees the way Christianity celebrates reason and critical inquiry.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Pastor Zach Fleming: Christianity, Science and the Search for Truth

As part Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Pastor Zach Fleming explains how science helps him broaden his understanding of what "truth" means for Christianity.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Connor Wood: Can We Study Religion Scientifically?

As part Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," doctoral student Connor Wood helps us understand the job religion is designed to do.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Tim Maness: Can We Study Religion Scientifically?

As part Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," doctoral student Tim Maness shares how his experience growing up as a devoutly religious "science nerd" helped him understand nuances of both sides of the science and religion discussion.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Rev. Mark Goodman: Through What Lenses Do We Learn?

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Rev. Mark Goodman explains how different lenses -- both literal and metaphorical -- help him understand the universe.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Rex Jung, Ph.D.: Through What Lenses Do We Learn?

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Rex Jung, Ph.D., argues that both science and religion need to move away from literal-mindedness and embrace humility.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Seth Patterson: How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," Seth Patterson talks about how drama and plays can help us experience and understand truth in new ways.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

John Marc Sianghio, Jr.: How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” John Marc Sianghio, Jr. talks about how “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” help him understand both science and religion.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Doug Hammack: The Mysterious Nature of Love and Truth

As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Rev. Doug Hammack explains how science has helped him understand the limitations of religious truth — and how those very limitations have deepened his faith.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Anna McCallie: How Children’s Questions Can Break Down Barriers

As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," writer Anna McCallie shares how important it is to break out of our tribal mentality and give people we disagree with the benefit of the doubt.
Rachel Pincus author
13.04.2017

Megan Powell Cuzzolino: How Children’s Questions Can Break Down Barriers

As part of Sinai and Synapses' video series "More Light, Less Heat," Ph.D. student Megan Powell shares how her first-graders raised deep existential questions surrounding science and religion.
Rachel Pincus author
28.03.2017

How the Language of Awe Connects Us

What do seeing oneself as a part of nature and seeing oneself as part of a massive demonstration have in common?
Rachel Pincus author
28.03.2017

How to Speak Both “Science” and “Religion”

When does questioning spark joy, and when does it lead to frustration?
Rachel Pincus author