Director Woody Allen attends a special screening of Irrational Man at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on July 15. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Eric Kaplan has written for various shows, including The Big Bang Theory, Futurama and Flight of the Concords. Stephanie Diani/Dutton hide caption

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Buddhist monks release a lantern into the air at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Where does their tradition fit into the science vs. religion debate? Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images hide caption

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Detached admiration for sporting achievement? Not on your life. It's all about allegiance and, even, love. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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A rare moment of gender parity in philosophy: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre at a Paris cafe in May 1970. STF/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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