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Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites. But some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality, from Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray to Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe to Carl Sagan on the …

Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity

Between 1973 and 1974, journalist James Day hosted the short-lived but wonderful public television interview series <i>Day at Night</i>. Among his guests was the inimitable Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) — beloved writer, man of routine, tireless champion of space exploration, patron saint of …

My self-loathing nearly killed me

By 25, I was an addict and an alcoholic. I only found peace when I stopped comparing myself to everyone else<p>Brian Macaulay<p>October 12, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on After Party Chat.<p>You better shop around. So said Smokey Robinson and The Miracles in 1960. It was sage advice …

The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

Science deniers just don’t think: All hail the scientific method

The scientific method’s the best way for people to get smarter, precisely because theories get revised and improved<p>David McRaney<p>August 4, 2013 5:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “You Are Now Less Dumb“<p>Back when Shakespeare said you were the paragon of animals, both noble in reason and infinite in …

Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation

The world's largest film industry—that'd be India's—is largely barren of the superhero and spaceship films that dominate Hollywood. What, exactly, accounts for the difference?<p>Warner Bros.<p>Hollywood's had a long love affair with sci-fi and fantasy, but the romance has never been stronger than it is …

Sylvia Plath speaks to millennials

<b>Sylvia Plath</b><p>Fifty years after it first published, “The Bell Jar” has never seemed more prescient<p>Sarah Galo<p>June 12, 2013 8:58pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on PolicyMic.<p>In <i>Annie Hall</i>, the character of Alvy Singer quips, “Sylvia Plath, interesting poetess whose tragic suicide was …

We are the lamest generation!

<b>Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on "Girls" (HBO)</b><p>People love to bag on millennials like me. But you’d be surprised how little debauchery and entitlement is going on<p>Jennifer Wright<p>June 1, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>To be a millennial is to hear constantly about how awful your generation is.<p>And to agree, kind of …

From global warming to fluoride: Why do people deny science?

<b>The clouds of a thunderstorm roll over neighborhoods heavily damaged in a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, May 23, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>The potent combination of our powerful intelligence with our massive reality denial has led to a dangerous world<p>Ajit Varki • Danny Brower<p>May 25, 2013 8:30pm …