Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Einstein on God and Ethics

Last week American Public Media's weekly radio program Speaking of Faith began a two part series called Einstein and the Mind of God. "Part one...takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God. Part two[to be aired Dec 15]...delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives." Visit the site to listen to part one and preview part two.

I'm grateful to the member of our congregation who informed me of this weekly program and I look forward to listening to future shows. If you're in the U.S., check the station guide to find out where and when you can listen too.

1 comment:

Tom G said...

Sounds interesting.

I had occasion to write about Einstein's ethics some time ago. He had a lot to offer, but just as he failed in his lifelong quest for a unified theory for physics, so he appears not to have had a unifying foundation for ethics (at least according to the article I based my comments on.)