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Science, Religion, and the True Stories that Inspire Them Both

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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind,” Albert Einstein once remarked. But where can the resonances he discerned be found? Can we take the genius of general relativity at his word, in a world often dominated by narratives of conflict between science and religion? Think-Write-Publish Science and Religion, a new project at Arizona State University, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, will explore how the two domains describe reality in ways that are mutually reinforcing.

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What Made Us Human?

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There can be little doubt that human beings are different from other animals. What other terrestrial creature notices its differences and seeks to understand itself to the extent that we do? But what makes us—and made us—unique? A new $4.9 million, three-year grant at Arizona State University’s Institute of Human Origins is enabling a multifaceted, transdisciplinary research project that will help chart the processes that led us to becoming human.

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