A short poignantly simple piece, Seth Josephson's "In the Future" imagines a distant future without humanity or civilization.
Brigitte Goetze – How We Come to Understand or the Heart, the Right Brain, and the Left Brain Muse about Science’s Most Famous Equation
Poet and retired biologist Brigitte Goetze digs into her scientific background to offer readers something beautiful and wholly original.
Carolyn Decker – An Approximation
An Approximation, by Rhode Island scientist and poet Carolyn Decker, is an ode to the interconnectedness of everything and a clarion call for wisdom in a world of desires.
What is Meditation? Shinzen Young on How to Deepen Our Focus
Shinzen Young on the most basic principle of mindfulness meditation: the cultivation of focus that can be practiced at any moment of the day, during any activity.
The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Is The Mysterious: Albert Einstein’s Living Philosophy
Albert Einstein lays out his living philosophy and the set of ideals that he held in his personal, spiritual and political life.
Lenora Steele – From the Patient Lounge, Before the Bypass
Reflecting on the days between a heart attack and a bypass, the scene outside the hospital on a cold March day struck Lenora Steele as the starkest moment.
To Name and Describe, You Must First See
Writer and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book Braiding Sweetgrass is a call to awakening to ecological consciousness and an awareness of our interconnectedness with nature.
Why is a Buddhist Monk So Interested in Science?
In this excerpt from his spiritual autobiography, the Dalai Lama sets out why science has always been so interesting to him, and how in his mind, the scientific method and goal are in fact very close to the Buddhist one.
What Science Can’t Talk About: “the Tears in Things” – Marilynne Robinson
The standoff between science and religion, argues Idaho-born writer Marilynne Robinson, is often based on a 'selective or tendentious' reading of religious writing, which she frequently defends in her work. In this extract from an essay called 'Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred', originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Robinson challenges the notion… Continue reading What Science Can’t Talk About: “the Tears in Things” – Marilynne Robinson