Mike Douglas

930 days ago

Throughout the night, it was clear that the point of these dialogues is not to change the other's mind. That would be a fruitless exercise, as history has taught us over and over. The point is to have an open mind about what the other is thinking, without resorting to some kind of primitive tribalism where the "other," the one with different opinions or values from you, is necessarily your inferior.

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal


Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion. They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve.