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Thank God for Sin

There, I got your attention, didn't I? No, God does not want you to sin. But even more than He does not want you to sin, He wants you to be free to …

As Babies, We Knew Morality

New research supports the understanding that all people are born with a sense of good and bad. What does that say about altruism, community, and the capacity to kill one another?<p>Several years ago, an energetic young mother, Tia, was out and about with her infant Aimee when disaster struck: a group …

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister | Aeon Essays

Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what …

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality

Squaring recent research suggesting we're "naturally moral" with all the strife in the world<p>In 1999, Joshua Greene—then a philosophy graduate student at Princeton, now a psychology professor at Harvard—had a very fertile idea. He took a pretty well-known philosophical thought experiment and infused …

Reading List: Religion Gone Extreme

<i>Emily Perper is a word-writing human working at a small publishing company. She blogs about her favorite longreads at Diet Coker.</i><p>Each of these …

Biotechnology and the lost art of neutrality – Hilary Rose Steven Rose | Aeon Essays

Everywhere we turn it seems that biomedical science and biotechnology are making Promethean claims to explain, manipulate and transform our lives. …

Stem Cells

China Mobile Launching New Brand on December 18, Fueling Rumors of iPhone Debut

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile carrier, has announced that it is preparing to introduce a new brand for its mobile service on December 18, potentially signaling the launch of its 4G network and sales of the iPhone on the carrier, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The launch is expected …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …