I love this podcast. On Being is, as per their website, “a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.”
And it is, indeed. I’ve had many months of happiness walking and listening to stories about autism, radical nuns, civil conversations between opposite poles of topics like gay marriage and abortion, amazing explanations of the worlds great religions and learned a number of big new worlds like Kenosis
A friend of mine, Caitlin, turned me onto the podcast months ago and for that I am forever thankful.
I listened to this one this morning, on Ethics, Science and Hope, with George Ellis. He’s a Quaker and a scientist who is exploring whether the universe holds an ethical structure much as it does a structure of physics, all to be discovered. He uses math, but don’t let that scare you. It was profound and if you listen to any of On Being, try this one, especially if you are agnostic or atheist. Yes, he’s a Christian, but he works in science and respects that. And he talks beautifully about peace and how we get there.
It’s moving stuff.