CHICAGO (RNS) — Asma argues that religion is an emotional survival toolbox that resides in the limbic brain, headquarters of human emotions as true as love, or grief or fear.
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(RNS) — A new book finds many religious Americans are quite willing to try to reconcile their starting assumptions about God with any scientific claims presented to them. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — Researchers say empathy is not only a biological instinct, but also a skill human beings can learn and improve upon.
OXFORD, England (RNS) — Exciting progress in biology in recent decades may be building up a third new phase in the scientific explanation of life, according to thinkers gathered at a University of Oxford conference last week.
(RNS) 'I have my own personal rule, which is I never, ever tell people what to believe. And I never, ever tell people they’re wrong,' says Paul M. Sutter, an astrophysicist who fields questions from the public — some of them religious — on the...
Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. RNS is just starting a two-year reporting series on how science and religion intertwine to shine new light on the big questions of purpose and reality. Be sure to read The Slingshot and visit...
Science and the humanities -- including religion -- should not be pitted against each other in our kids' education.