William Grassie: Engaged Contemplations
William Grassie is the founding executive director of the Metanexus Institute. He is the author of "The New Sciences of Religion" and a collection of essays "Politics by Other Means." He has also edited two volumes, "Advanced Methodologies in the Scientific Study of Religion and Spirituality" and "Transhumanism and Its Critics" with Gregory Hansell.
January 2, 2014
Contrarian: A new documentary on the life of John Marks Templeton
August 14, 2013
Why should Big Pharma invest in Big History? My answer is in the form of a warning label I imagined attached to all pharmaceutical products.
June 24, 2013
On a recent visit to Pioneer Works in the Brooklyn Red Hook neighborhood, I heard a lecture by Matthew Putman on “Imaging the Invisible”. The venue is a newly renovated factory and warehouse dating back to 1866. Putman began his lecture in the post-and-beam grand hall at Pioneer Works by referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture. “There is plenty of room at the bottom.”
August 21, 2012
I find the mass fears and popular mythologies unhelpful and dangerous. It is useful, however, to contemplate, and to some extent also prepare for the "worst-case scenarios."
August 1, 2012
En route to the International Big History Association conference in Grand Rapids, I made a pilgrimage to Hell—a small town northwest of Ann Arbor.
June 1, 2012
As we sailed the 46-foot yacht from island to island, my thoughts were less about the Greek financial crisis and more of a meditation on the environmental collapse that began in this region with the Bronze and Iron ages.
May 23, 2012
What are we to do when our ideals are in conflict? We need some intellectual, practical, and spiritual tools for adjudicating between our divergent narratives.
May 1, 2012
Is there some way to adjudicate between the competing metanarratives that shape our lives and identities? The philosophy of interpretation can help us dig our way out of this relativistic mess.
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