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.
The songs sung by the church can tell us a lot about our theology. This article from Sojourners traces the recent history of worship music that engages with creation care.
While children do think differently about the world, they also offer an interesting case study about how we communicate love… when we kind of back up the developmental clock and look at kids, we see that love is just as much an embodied interaction in a relational space. Even when we cover it up and rationalize it in adulthood, that doesn’t go away. For this reason, there’s value in thinking about what formation looks like for our 10-year-olds. They cry for the same experiences our adult hearts crave.
What’s going on with be debate about the existence of free will? Get caught up on the basics and emerging research.
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to show that significant portions of the American public are distrustful of science. But this idea just doesn’t fit the current survey data about trust in science and scientists.
We’ve written posts on our blog about cognitive biases — short cuts our brains take to be more efficient — but did you know scientists have documented just short of 200 different biases? You can take a look at them in this amazing graphic, or dive deeper by reading about them on wikipedia.