=>New 2016: featured article: “Alone in the Universe?” see under “Light on Astronomy” Alone in the Universe
==>New 11/2016 featured article in Nautilus on the End of Copernican Mediocrity: http://cosmos.nautil.us/short/69/does-science-suggest-humans-have-a-cosmic-role
“A profound and perceptive discussion of science and religion by a thoughtful and knowledgeable scholar of both, written with depth but in a style understandable to the general public.”
—Charles H. Townes, PhD, Nobel laureate in physics, winner of the Templeton Prize, and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
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—Daniel C. Matt, author of God and the Big Bang , and The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.
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