In a sense, Mary and Joseph are outliers. God chose them alone to bear and raise God’s only son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. In another way, they are just like us. Life can hand anyone trials and tribulations that will bring the strongest of us to our knees. We all have mental health needs; it is only the details of our need that differ.
To shed light on these texts, Reyes-Ton’s words and Bustard’s images put biblical passages in conversation with what we currently know about flatworms, nociception, microtubules, corals, fox dens and what has sometimes been called the Jesus Christ lizard.
With roots dating back to the 16th century, the Vatican Observatory has participated in astronomical research for several centuries as they seek to advance the scientific understanding of our universe. Beyond their scientific research, the Observatory is a leader in public outreach.
How do non-scientists know when to trust science? How do we evaluate those in our midst who distrust science? To answer questions like these we need to learn more about the origins of mistrust.
In a series of short videos, many of which comprise interviews with leading scientists and philosophers, the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion poses a variety of questions such as “What is Life?”, “What is a Person?”, “Why is the Brain Divided?” and “Are We Naturally Religious?”