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Can modern science, particularly our knowledge of the quantum world and dark matter, be reconciled with a notion of God? Nancy Ellen Abrams, an independent scholar and author of A God that Could Be Real, discusses her personal journey from atheism to a unique view of the supernatural. We explore Nancy’s own history through her education as well as struggles with eating disorders, not to mention walking in the world of theoretical physics and cosmology. Ms. Abram’s then leads us through a definition of spirituality that she believes is more consistent with our contemporary understanding of the universe and how our changing scientific knowledge has led to an evolution in the way we envision God. Her theory of God and the universe revolves around a concept of emergent phenomena, and she explains what this means. Nancy also reviews the implications of her ideas for matters of prayer and the afterlife, finally revealing what this all means for humanity as we face new global challenges.