a friend sent me this link this morning. worth the time to read it.
Levi-Montalcini is indeed an extraordinary woman, though I have two responses.
she sounds like a work-aholic (does she have silence, rest, time out? I'm reading a book on women peace makers, and they mostly derive strength from their silent time, meditation, prayer ...), and eating once a day wouldn't work for very many people ...
she says she can't believe in a God who rewards and punishes ... well neither can I.
can we help people name Sacred experiences as encounters with God, help them know God in terms other than reward and punishment?
should we even try? is it arrogant to assume that a person who cannot believe in a God who rewards and punishes should believe in God ...