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The Neo-Platonic Argument for Evolution Couldn’t Be More Wrong - Facts So Romantic

Is evolutionary biology about to prove a two-millennia old metaphysical speculation? Or is metaphysics about to fundamentally change the way we look …

The Myth of Mindfulness

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Meditation

The Greatest Unsolved Problem In Theoretical Physics

How the “hierarchy problem,” or why gravity is so much weaker than everything else, might be the key to the entire Universe.<p><i>“I just think too many</i> …

17 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes That Will Turn Your World View Outside In

<b>“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ―</b>Jiddu Krishnamurti<p>A sage is someone who can put into words the …

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

Religion

Mysterious Dark Matter Possibly Detected

When dark matter is destroyed, it leaves behind a burst of exotic particles, according to theory. Now scientists have found a possible signature of …

Dark Matter

'Plucking' Light Particles from Laser Beams Could Advance Quantum Computing

A novel method for "plucking" individual particles of light out of a laser pulse could lead to major breakthroughs in quantum computing, researchers …

Heart Vs. Brain: 12 Comics That Show The Battle Between Our Emotions and Logic

What you want to do doesn’t always align with what your brain says that you need to do.<p>The heart and brain rely on each other for balance but let’s …

Marilynne Robinson on the Humanities, the Limits of Neuroscience, and the Usefulness of the Soul as a Sensemaking Mechanism for Reality

“A great deal depends, perhaps our humanity depends, on our sensing and acknowledging that quality in our kind we call the soul.”<p><i>“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul,”</i> Willa Cather wrote as she turned her life around to become a writer. But what is the …

Will we have to rewrite Einstein's theory of general relativity?

To unify the description of matter and radiation quanta with gravitation it became natural to contemplate "gravitational quanta" that carry the force …

Quantum Mechanics

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Physics

The Return to Kant

THE “CONTEXT” IN QUESTION in Reidar Maliks’s careful exposition of the development of Immanuel Kant’s political philosophy is primarily twofold. …

German Philosophy

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Harry Koopman (CC BY 2.0)<p>Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that …

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Noam Chomsky undresses Sam Harris: Stop “pretending to have a rational discussion”

The new atheist tries to “engineer a public conversation” about terrorism and humiliates himself in the process<p>Controversial author and new atheist Sam Harris recently tried to "engineer a public conversation" with radical linguist Noam Chomsky "about the ethics of war, terrorism, state …

Noam Chomsky