Science and the Sacred

[block_title title=”Science And The Sacred”][/block_title]Though science and religion may have had a thorny history, nevertheless science has retained a sense of the sacred, seen in the work of many modern scientists such as Einstein, David Bohm, Wolfgang Pauli, and Erwin Schrödinger. Science has its origins in wonder and awe, even reverence, in the face of the natural world. It begins with a question that leads to a sense of mystery and to the determination to seek truth no matter where it leads. When described in this way it would be difficult to distinguish the heart of a true scientist from that of a religious person. Indeed Einstein makes this explicit in his statement, ‘To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself to us as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling, is at the centre of all true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of devoutly religious men.’ (Albert Einstein, ‘Strange is Our Situation Here on Earth,’ in Modern Religious Thought, edited by Jaros Pelikan, Boston, 1990.)Science and Religious Fundamentalism in the 1920s
EDWARD B. DAVIS

Appreciating a Scientist-Theologian: Some Remarks on the Work of John Polkinghorne
EDWARD B. DAVIS

Krishnamurti from the Other Side
ANDREW FELLOWS

The God of Extra-Terrestrials
GEORGE V. COYNE, S.J., Vatican Observatory

Origins and Creation
GEORGE V. COYNE, S.J., Vatican Observatory

Interview with George Coyne

Wolfgang Pauli: Resurrection of Spirit in the World
F. DAVID PEAT

Divine Contenders: Wolfgang Pauli and the Symmetry of the World
F. DAVID PEAT

Creator and Creation
F. DAVID PEAT

The Alchemy of Love
F. DAVID PEAT

Parallel Lines: Faraday and Pasteur
F. DAVID PEAT

Does Spirit Matter?
F. DAVID PEAT

World Religion and World Politics
F. DAVID PEAT

Science and a Sense of the Sacred
F. DAVID PEAT

Art, Science, and the Sacred
F. DAVID PEAT

Art, Science and Consciousness
F. DAVID PEAT

Alchemy in Art and Science
F. DAVID PEAT

Compassion in Action
EDDIE O’BRIEN

Princes Charles as Defender of Faiths: A Meeting of Religious Representatives in India
MARK TULLY

Conference Report: A Dialogue Between Three Communities and Science

Three Religions and Science: A Position Paper for the Pari Meeting
ROY MCWEENY

War, Yesterday and Today: Report of Pari Meeting

Against the Institution of War
JOHN AVERY

Spiritual Renewal and the Move Towards Peace
EDY KORTHALS ALTES

Pari Dialogues on Religion and Science
Report for the Templeton Foundation January 29, 2006

From Star Dust to Angel Dust
JIM KEM

Science, Religion, and Me Personally
COLIN TUDGE

The Wonder of Creation: A Few Notes for Reflection on Sufism and Science and Some ‘Correspondences.’
VIRGINIA DEL RE MCWEENY

Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy: From Competition to Compassion. Copenhagen, August 28-31, 1996
F. DAVID PEAT, a panelist at the event