The Galileo story is presented as a narrative of the church denying science. But that implies that science is a single, monolithic worldview. Part history, part science fiction, the Galileo story is less a legend than a myth.
When we speak of minds, can someone who would reduce consciousness to biology offer an adequate picture of what it means for us to know something?
It’s a long-standing puzzle: If there is such a high probability of life existing elsewhere in the universe, then, as Enrico Fermi was alleged to have said, “Where is everybody?
Dr. Francis S. Collins, who led the Human Genome Project--and who is a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences--has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Templeton Prize.