What Is Time? Part VI: Why God Created Time

What Is Time? Part VI: Why God Created Time

In this sixth article of the series “What is Time,” we discuss the timelessness of God and why God created time to allow for free will and moral choice.
St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

As a science and math geek, I need a patron saint. I choose St. Augustine of Hippo, whose insights into science and math were centuries ahead of his time.
What is Time? Part V: Quantum Time

What is Time? Part V: Quantum Time

This is the fifth in a series of articles addressing the question “What is time?” Here I’ll examine how time in quantum mechanics is strange.
What is Time? Part IV: Relativity and Time

What is Time? Part IV: Relativity and Time

In this piece, I’ll explain why relativity changes our view of time from an absolute dimension to one that depends on how we’re moving and where we are.
Challenging Heliocentrism: The 'Great Debate' of 1920

Challenging Heliocentrism: The 'Great Debate' of 1920

At the turn of the last century, a little remembered but dramatic debate took place between prominent astronomers Harlow Shapely and Heber Curtis.
Hidden Figures in the Story of DNA 

Hidden Figures in the Story of DNA 

If someone asked you who discovered DNA, what answer would you give? The correct answer: all of the above contributed in some way—and many others!
Did Einstein Believe in God? Find Out from His Letters and Quotes

Did Einstein Believe in God? Find Out from His Letters and Quotes

Did Einstein believe in God? His view of God is a tangle, partly because his words are often taken out of the multiple contexts in which he spoke about God.
What is Time? Part II—How We Perceive Time 

What is Time? Part II—How We Perceive Time 

In this second article on the series of how we perceive time, we focus on three perceptions: St. Augustine of Hippo, William James, and Oliver Sacks.
Einstein, Science, and Religion: Was the Great Scientist Religious?

Einstein, Science, and Religion: Was the Great Scientist Religious?

Why do people care what Einstein thought about religion and God? Are we looking for his help in mysteries like “Does God exist?” and “Do we need religion?”
What is Time? Part I—Philosophy

What is Time? Part I—Philosophy

What is time? Philosophers have tried to explain it since antiquity. I’ll begin with what the ancient Greeks, Parmenides and Heraclitus, had to say.

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