Editor's note

It’s the holy season of Lent – a time when Christians who identify with Christ’s 40 days of fasting observe simple living, prayer and fasting. And now we have digital fasting, when believers unplug from their devices and the internet.

With digital devices so much a part of our daily lives, could people engage with them more thoughtfully? Texas A&M’s Heidi A. Campbell explains that instead of “resisting” technology, people could use it for holy reflection.

And physicist Tom Solomon explains why a scientific “theory” is far less speculative than a non-scientist might imagine. To stick around, theories must predict experimental outcomes and survive tests that could prove them wrong. If you’re yearning for settled science on controversial topics, you can’t do better than a well-probed theory.

Kalpana Jain

Senior Editor, Religion & Ethics

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