is the executive producer of the award-winning public radio show, To the Best of Our Knowledge. He has reported for NPR and written for Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, and Nautilus. His book is Atoms and Eden: Conversations on Religion and Science.
Is there a sacred dimension to science? Recent discoveries in science — from dark matter and quantum entanglement to brain plasticity and the cognitive capacities of other species — are uncovering new frontiers in the cosmos and in our own minds. This workshop will explore current debates about science and religion and the new science of consciousness, and will delve into such mysteries as near-death experiences, animism, and psychedelic visions. This workshop is for the intellectually curious who love science but also crave a new kind of spirituality.