Could North Korea be behind commentator Alva Noë's car problems? Not likely. Just as it's not likely a theory of everything will ever explain human behavior.
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February 7, 2014 The idea that there is a unified, intelligible Natural Order is shared by materialists and the religious alike. Maybe it is time to reject this common Natural Order-ism. The Theory of Everything is a pipe dream, says commentator Alva Noë.
Is science more like a pyramid, or a sun-dappled patch of ground?
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December 17, 2013 We turn to science for answers about a lot of things. But its grand theories about life, the universe and everything should be seen for what they are: more tools to think about the big questions than answers in-and-of themselves. That's the word from astrophysicist and commentator Adam Frank.
Swarms of locusts in Madagascar, or clouds of elementary particles, without sound, odor, flavor or color? Reality is harder to pin down than you first might think.
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November 22, 2013 What is a brain but a cloud of elementary particles? If that's the case, then isn't the world a just figment, an image or a confabulation? Commentator Alva Noë asks if our world, the world described by science, is any more real than the stories in the Bible.
September 29, 2013 Can everything that happens in the universe (like the working of your mind) be understood merely as an expression of interactions at the level of elementary particles? Astrophysicist Adam Frank doesn't think so. He's skeptical of reductionism and takes heart from a new theory that sees cause-and-effect flowing both ways.
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