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October 21, 2014 The self-defined "unaffiliated" are apt not to reject science's promise of knowledge based on evidence but, rather, to embrace it, says commentator Adam Frank.
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October 2, 2014 In his new book, Sam Harris wonders if his daughters will miss something if they don't try mushrooms or LSD as adults. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers thoughts on this, drugs and enlightenment.
September 8, 2014 Awe is often associated with religion and spirituality, but atheists are no less capable of experiencing it. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo considers the common core of religious and scientific awe.
A total solar eclipse, seen from northern Queensland, Australia, on November 14, 2012.
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February 19, 2014 The whole debate between science and religion is hitched to the wrong tree, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. Common ground exists: each is a manifestation of humanity's attraction to the mysterious.
January 22, 2014 Is life (the universe and everything) just a series of predictable events, a chain of physics problems stringing all the way back to the Big Bang? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser takes on determinism.
BASE jumping: Could there be any other explanation for this than free will?
January 15, 2014 We seem to make our own choices all the time: chicken instead of steak, a book instead of a movie, the beach instead of the mountains. But free will is an illusion in the eyes of some researchers. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser gives it some thought and decides he's not buying that argument.
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