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Posts tagged with ‘Science and Religion’

  • The Great Matrix of Big History

    Understanding Natural Hierarchies through Big History Our European ancestors once understood the universe to be a Great Chain of...

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    William Grassie
  • Climates Change—Get Over It!

    We live on a restless planet. We wouldn’t be here otherwise. Our lineage, Homo sapien, began its social conquest...

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    William Grassie
  • The Queen of the Sciences

    Our medieval ancestors understood theology to be the queen of the sciences. Her twin sister Sophia—the Greek word for...

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    William Grassie
  • Religion und Naturwissenschaft

    Die Grundlage eines sinnvollen Engagements zwischen Religion und Naturwissenschaft Vortrag für den RSNG-Jahreskongress der Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart. 28.-30. September...

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    William Grassie
  • Between Atheism and Fundamentalism

    In jest I call myself “a recovering Unitarian.” I was raised believing that all religions are the same, so...

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  • Telling Time: A Correlated Big History

    The challenge of measuring time reaches back to the origins of human consciousness. From a 28-day periodicity of the...

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    William Grassie
  • The Neurosciences of Bar Mitzvah

    Attending a recent Bar Mitzvah ceremony, I was impressed, once again, by the wisdom of this ancient tribal initiation...

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    William Grassie
  • A.N. Whitehead’s Metaphysics

    Resources and Problems In 1927, British mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead was asked to give the prestigious Gifford...

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    William Grassie
  • Teaching the History of Nature

    Towards an Integrated Science Curriculum (1) The 20th century has seen enormous advances in science and technology. General science...

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    William Grassie
  • Eating Well Together

    Donna Haraway’s Companion Species Manifesto It was a rainy fall day in Pennsylvania farm country. I was assisting the...

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    William Grassie
  • Metanexus: The Challenge

    My charge tonight is to give a keynote in which I lay out what I think the major challenges...

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    William Grassie
  • Review of Beinhocker The Origin of Wealth

    In Search of New Economic Metaphors for Biology  A review of Eric D. Beinhocker, The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity,...

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    William Grassie
  • Metanexus: The Very Idea

    The juxtaposition of the concepts “science” and “religion” in our civilization is a kind of Rorschach Test for all...

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    William Grassie
  • Science, Religion, and the Bomb

    Presented at the First International Congress on Religion and Science, Tehran, Iran, May 2006 I want to thank the...

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    William Grassie
  • Sleepless in Tehran

    2:00 AM. I woke up suddenly from a nightmare.1 It takes a few days to get over the jetlag. It...

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    William Grassie
  • Science, Semiotics, and the Sacred

    Seeking Spiritual Information in the Deep Structure of Reality Our principal benefactor at Metanexus Institute is John Templeton, the...

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    William Grassie
  • Ecology, Religion, and Science

    in The Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition, edited by Lindsay Jones, New York, Macmillian Reference, V. 1, 2005. The contemporary...

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    William Grassie
  • Beyond Intelligent Design

    The English theologian William Paley wrote an influential book in 1802 entitled Natural Theology: Evidences of the Existence and Attributes...

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    William Grassie
  • Ten Reasons

    Ten Reasons for the Constructive Engagement of Science and Religion Published on Metanexus, December 2003 1) Cultural Ambivalence When we...

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    William Grassie
  • Which Universe Do You Live In?

    The success of modern cosmology in understanding the history and structure of the universe has led to a profound...

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    William Grassie
  • Hermeneutics in Science and Religion

    Contribution to Encyclopedia of Religion and Science, Volume 1, Edited by J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Macmillan References, 2003 Hermeneutics is the...

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    William Grassie
  • Toward a Constructive Theology of Evolution

    Toward a Constructive Theology of Evolution This paper was originally presented at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on...

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    William Grassie
  • And yet there is no peace

    Reflections from Jerusalem Back in 1977-1978 I spent a very formative Junior Year Abroad at the Hebrew University in...

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    William Grassie
  • Why Science and Religion?

    Whenever someone asks me what I do for a living, I take a deep breath.  It takes more than...

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    William Grassie
  • Science as Epic of Evolution?

    Can the epic of evolution serve as a mythic story for our time? To do so requires insights of the...

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    William Grassie
  • Powerful Pedagogy

     in the Science and Religion Classroom for the Teacher’s File: Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science,  September 1997. Abstract. This essay...

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    William Grassie
  • Postmodernism: What One Can’t Know

    For The Teacher’s File, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, March, 1997. Abstract. This essay is an introduction to postmodernism and...

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    William Grassie