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Science and Judaism (Fertility) (Judith Shulevitz on Fresh Air with Terry Gross)

(Kazmir Malevich, Black Square and Red Square 1915/Cindy Sherman, Untitled #183, 1988) So on the commute home from Syracuse I caught Judith Shulevitz, the science editor at the New Republic, talking about her latest article on what may be the bad … Continue reading

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Musing (Genesis 1 Outer Space)

I’m liking the mediations in the popular press between science, technology, and religion-spirituality. I found this at the Atlantic Magazine website a couple of weeks back. Its basic point is that “the scientific work of space exploration can’t escape religion.” … Continue reading

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Ga-ga and Cynical? (The Ersatz Religion of Popular Science Writing — Higgs)

About science I don’t know much at all, but I have a pretty good nose for smelling out the manure in a bad argument. I’m of three minds about this article from the NYT Science section:  It’s either ga-ga, cynical, … Continue reading

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“Spirituality,” Consciousness-Science, & New Atheism (Sam Harris)

  Sam Harris, one of the leading new atheists must have hit his head on something at his blog. Or to shift metaphor only slightly, Harris has gone out on a big limb here. His protestations notwithstanding, all this talk … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Religion (Plato’s Cave before Plato’s Cave)

A couple of weeks back there was an article in the NYT Science Times about the flute found at the Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany, which they now date back 42,000 to 43,000 years, not 35,000. That’s really old. I … Continue reading

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Science and Myth (Henri Atlan)

(page from Stéphane Mallarmé, “A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance”) (found at: http://kottke.org/10/08/active-passive-or-playing Just finished reading Henri Atlan’s The Sparks of Randomness, vol1, Spermatic Knowledge.  Among the author’s many titles and honors, an incomplete list of Atlan’s … Continue reading

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Art Science Religion

Two weeks ago, I streamed Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World. It follows our intrepid filmmaker on a walkabaout in Antarctica. No mere documentary, although, yes, it is sort of that, the movie is a complex reverie … Continue reading

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