Facts Matter, But They Aren't Enough: Science, Faith and Meaning in Life
May 08, 2018
In our post-truth age, facts often don't seem to meet the deepest human longings. So do we need to go against facts, or beyond them? What does the relatively new discipline of the cognitive science of religion, which suggests that human beings are naturally religious, have to say about our human future? And where does this instinct come from?
Recent psychological research has looked at the importance of meaning to human beings, and how this works out in core questions about the relation of science and faith.
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