Monroe Boaz

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks

As far as I can discover from interviews and from books, there are at least 21 reasons smart people find God unconvincing. Here are the 21 reasons, explained:<p><b>1. God as an old white man in the sky is unconvincing</b><p>Depictions of God as a humanoid (this is called 'anthropo-morphism' = in human form) …

A Gift And A Curse: The Ups And Downs Of Bipolar

Only a couple of years ago, the concept of 'bipolar' was unfamiliar to me. The term did conjure vaguely fearful associations, however: derived from, …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …

Quantum Experiments Suggest That the Future Can Affect the Past

In the world that we live in, it is a well-known fact that <b>causality forms sequences of events in nature.</b> Indeed, for every effect there is a cause, …

11 Untouchable Truths About Consciousness and Being Human

No matter how divided the world may seem, and no matter how many differences people can put between themselves and others, the untouchable truth of …

Ex-Nasa scientist William Borucki: We are alone in our galaxy

It is most likely that we are the only living beings in our galaxy, according to an esteemed former Nasa scientist. William Borucki, who played a …

Nasa: Mars mystery 'solved'

Nasa has announced it will unveil a major Mars discovery on 28 September, with a press conference set to take place at 3pm (GMT).<p>The agency's …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics