When Dale Long had asked himself the large life question, "Why are we here?," he wasn't always sure of the answer. But one night of stargazing with his children brought him clarity on his place in the universe.
Gene Rodenberry, Isaac Asimov and other science fiction writers transport readers to times and galaxies far away. Law professor Scott Shackelford believes sci-fi gives him a way to connect with his father and sharpen his own intellect in the real world.
In the deepest reaches of the cosmos, scientists have found sound waves they think came from the Big Bang. Episcopal priest and science teacher Kimberly Woodbury believes those waves are a siren call connecting all of us to the mysteries of the universe.
Childhood wonder at the stars fueled Alan Lightman’s interest in science. Now an astrophysicist and novelist, Lightman believes our greatest creativity, in science and art, comes from awe at the unknown.
Theodor Benfey is a scientist who believes the fields of both science and religion must stay open in searching for truth. Benfey believes that God is the ultimate force of truth and that love is the path of the self to God, so therefore, he finds that it is love that binds him to God and the ultimate truth.
I remember the wonder of Sea-Monkeys. My grandfather bought me them as a random gift when I was four years old. I was interested in this plastic tank with a background of odd pink creatures holding tridents. I filled the...
I believe that science is the gateway to understanding – understanding ourselves, our universe, our relationships, our thoughts, feelings and emotions. I believe that learning is a science, and that learning science allows us to synergistically compound our capabilities. As...