Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
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My Stories
Meaning of being human

What is it that makes us human? Is it language, imagination, morality, or is it that we cook and wear shoes?

Finding meaning

In his 2015 book “Faith versus Fact,” the biologist Jerry Coyne launched one of his many attacks on religion in the name of science: science and religion, he wrote, are “incompatible in precisely t

Voice for freedom and equality

As most of us know Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to

Deaths of Despair

For the third year in a row, American life expectancy has dropped.

Broader goal and happiness

For most people, the sense of happiness derived from a luxurious vacation, a good movie or a tasty dinner at a restaurant may seem short-lived.

The newness of the year

Ring out the old, ring in the new, /Ring, happy bells, across the snow:/ The year is going, let him go;/ Ring out the false, ring in the true,” wrote the British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Fo

The peace of Christmas

Christmas  is a feast of joy, peace hope and love. It celebrates the birth of Jesus about 2,000 years ago at Bethlehem.

The conservative and liberal values

When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for posi­tions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behin

Planetary adventure

HOW do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, widening deserts, the many cyclones and drying farmlands?

Conservative and liberal values

When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind

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