Hridija Mukherjee

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This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …

The Ability to Control Our Dreams Could Help Us Solve The Mystery of Consciousness

What it means to be in a hybrid state of consciousness.<p><i>This article was written by Dan Denis from the University of Sheffield and Giulia Poerio from</i> …

Consciousness

The Art of Living & Dying

This is Philosophy’s Double-edged Sword…<p>“When Plato’s Socrates states in the <i>Phaedo</i> that philosophy is <i>melete thanatou</i> –that is to say, an intense …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress

Now it's up to President Obama to decide whether Earth businesses can own pieces of asteroids<p>According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?<p>A new bill would allow space mining companies to own pieces of space. Although they …

Space Exploration

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• The 9 mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking coffee — and what to do instead<br>• SoftBank's $100 billion mega-fund made it much harder …

New Horizons craft sends new photos of Pluto's surface, including 'tail'

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- NASA's New Horizons space probe has transmitted new images that depict the surface of Pluto in great detail -- and …

Solar System

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …