The writer is a professor of science and religion
Is virtual empathy becoming a reality? Are we sophisticated machines? Can artificial intelligence overtake our natural intelligence? More and more often, in different circumstances and for different reasons, this question is raised.
Genuine spirituality means true humanity Every religion promises salvation to its followers. Rarely do we find someone who claims that salvation is experiencing one’s own honesty and integrity. Every religion has a mission.
Warren Buffett’s key to happiness Despite being the second richest American, Warren Buffett still lives in the home he purchased for $31,500 in 1958.
Poetry often links culture and society Does poetry matter? Writing an opinion column in The New York Times, poet David Biespiel relates poems to the aspirations of collective humanity.
Developing moral, spiritual capacity Writing in The Huffington Post, Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus, MIT department of linguistics and philosophy asks the basic question: “How many minutes to midnight?” Given the atomic arsenal at our
Where tragedy meets eternity Self-published novel The Shack by Canadian author William P Young, has become a bestseller, having sold more than 18 million copies.
Roots and routes as our foundation Ethnicity and identity linked to both territory and culture.
Between the plausible and the ridiculous Many people come to their religious commitments slowly, carefully and deliberatively, as if the attitude they take toward life itself depends upon their judgment.
Can religion foster good behaviour? What would the world be like with no religion? While this is a question we shall probably never answer fully, we can always explore this question further.
India’s greatest gift to the world What we hear most often about India these days is its “extraordinary leap into the modern world, her burgeoning prosperity, and her enormous contribution to the global economy.” And while this is all