Thursday, March 31, 2016

Religion And Science

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"Religion and Science"
Albert Einstein
New York Times Magazine
November 9, 1930

Dear D,

Thanks for forwarding these articles.

Reading the Huff Post piece I immediately thought of the following article:

I realize it will be past your bedtime, but this coming Monday, from 9 p.m. til 11 p.m., Spanish student/friend, Byron Howe, and brother Kevin (in town for two days) will be gathered in my living room, discussing "Life" over cups of red wine. 

It would be sweet if you could join us... if only for an hour.

Pax tecum


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On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:43 PM, DK M.D. wrote:

Hi Alan,

I came across this Huff Post article today and it made me think of you. It describes the "deep seated tension" between the analytical reasoning part of the brain and the moral reasoning part of the brain. Apparently, these parts of the brain don't play nicely together. The lead author, Anthony Jack, posits that “Our dialogue around religion would be more productive if scientists respect the insights that religion can offer, and if religious individuals would respect the insights science can offer.”

I am also sending you separately the referenced article from PLoS, the "Public Library of Science".

Probably best discussed over a decent bottle of red ;-)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DK M.D.
Date: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:35 PM
Subject: Conflicts Between Science and Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

D sent you this article on the Huffington Post..
Conflicts Between Science and Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain
The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as ...

Read the entire article here:
D: Here is the link for the PLoS article:

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