Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
Believers of the world set to rise The world is set to become more religious as the number of agnostics and others who don't affiliate with a certain religion shrinks.
Can we pop a pill for compassion? Can altering brain chemistry make us more sensitive to inequality? What if there were a pill that made us more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate?
Non-violence the best war strategy Non-violence is the best and only strategy, according to Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic, leaders of Otpor, a student movement in Serbia that was instrumental in overthrowing dictator Slobodan Mi
Let god live in us and grow in us Easter celebrations of christians last week reminds us of the resurrection of the body. Jesus rose from the dead and he appeared to his disciples in a transformed body.
How do we explain pain and passion? The holy week that the christians celebrate this week recalls the excruciating pain and passion of Jesus. Traditionally it is thought that Jesus suffered for the sins of humanity.
Religion and science are driven by reason The goal of religion is to seek truth, to remove ignorance and fear and not perpetuate myths and lies. Believers need truth as much as non-believers do.
The rewards of attentiveness How is paying attention related to being spiritual? Many thinkers are of the opinion that one who is attentive tends to be more compassionate and spiritual.
Human bias towards happiness There is a universal bias for positive words and happiness in human languages, notes a recent study conducted by University of Vermont and reported in the Science Daily.
The five deaths that we suffer In the sixteenth century, French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, in his Essays, wrote, “To begin depriving life of its greatest advantage over us, let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us freq
Interspirituality and the quest for life Can one be interspiritual? Can one be deeply rooted to one’s own spirituality and at the same time open to the others’?