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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.

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Maggie Ciskanik, MS, MSc, has been a neurological nurse, an educator, and a writer. Her interests, life experience, and education have put her at the crossroads of the philosophy, theology, and science of human flourishing. With a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, an MS in Nursing, and an MSc in Applied Neuroscience, she strives to share scientific information from a faith perspective. Her interests range from the relationship between health and cognitive function to the neural correlates of free will, creativity, and the human experience of transcendence.

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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. December 23, 2022 5 min read

Music and the Brain with Dr. Oliver Sacks: Christmas Edition

Have you ever wondered about the link between music and the brain? Here, Maggie Ciskanik discusses the evidence found by Dr. Oliver Sacks.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. November 15, 2022 8 min read

St. Albert the Great: The Patron Saint of Scientists and Philosophers

St. Albert the Great's contributions to natural science and philosophy reveal the depth of his understanding of the fundamental parts of the human person.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. October 25, 2022 4 min read

Closer to Home: James Webb Telescope Images Look Into Our Solar System

New James Webb Telescope images reveal a deeper look into our solar system—further highlighting the intersection of science and scripture.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. October 10, 2022 4 min read

The Positive and Negative Effects of Religion

Throughout history, faith has been intrinsic to the human experience but what are the effects of religion on happiness, civic engagement, and health?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. September 17, 2022 6 min read

Positive Emotions and the Virtuous Life

Using psychology, this article examines why we have positive emotions and what role they play in developing a virtuous life.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. August 19, 2022 3 min read

New Insights into the Nones: The Rise of the “Dones”

A look into the 'dones'—a new group within the 'nones'—and traces of religion still left in them.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. July 7, 2022 4 min read

Living with Happiness and Purpose

Maggie Ciskanik dives into the discussion of how to live a life with happiness and purpose through the lens of psychology.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. January 20, 2022 4 min read

The God Delusion: Belief and the Brain

An analysis of the human brain and a quest to discover if there is a scientific basis for the continued belief in the spiritual and sacred.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. August 19, 2021 3 min read

Mountains, Mars, and Our Desire to Know

New analysis of data from the Mars rover, Curiosity, suggests a need to reconsider the processes leading to the formation of Mount Sharp.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. February 12, 2021 9 min read

Fr. Georges Lemaitre, ‘Father’ of the Big Bang Theory

“The whole matter of the world must have been present at the beginning, but the story it has to tell may be written step by step.” —Fr. Georges Lemaitre
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