Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – What a Star’s Death Says About Life

The famous American transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, wrote that “the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.” Maybe he was right. Sources as diverse as the holy scriptures and modern cosmology tell stories of how the universe began, how it will end, and how it may rise again. But perhaps these sources are telling the same story from different perspectives. On this show, Caer Hallunbaek, founding director of the Godspeed Institute and host of the radio show by the same name, talks with host Philip Mereton about how a star’s death inspired her to adopt a spiritual view of the cosmos, and how science and spirituality are not distinct disciplines, but opposite sides of the same coin.