Seth Herbert

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

<b>René Descartes, Richard Dawkins (Wikimedia/AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>Bill Mesler • H. James Cleaves II<p>January 17, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search …

ISIS’ looting of the Middle East is 'the largest-scale mass destruction of cultural heritage since' WWII

This not only provides a significant source of income for the terrorist group, but it also represents a systematic destruction of the region's cultural heritage. And it's difficult for authorities to recover stolen artifacts or prevent their sale on the black market, according to a report in The …

Archaeology

Too many Muslim men are misogynists

If the West carries on admitting large numbers of migrants it must insist they respect our values<p>I was not surprised by the mass sexual attacks against German women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne. Shocked by the scale and the audacity of them, yes, but not remotely surprised. When …

Top 31 Buddha Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind and Soul

Our lives have become so stressful that we had almost forgotten about our true self. Clearly, in search of materialistic things, we are damaging the …

Spirituality

Study: Utah has second-fastest urban sprawl

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

The Government Actually Planned For The Zombie Apocalypse

The only time the American government can get something done is when the problem is entirely fictitious.<p><b>In April of 2011,</b> the United States government came up with "CONPLAN 8888" – the official title for a hypothetical plan of what the US government would do in case of a zombie apocalypse. Yes. …

How to Make Almond Paste from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Linda Xiao from The Tart Tart's homemade almond paste, you can take your almond-based desserts and pastries to a whole new level.</i><p>Whenever I …

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Visiting the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Arriving in the Republic of Georgia for the first time, I was greeted warmly, "<i>America! Welcome! You are always welcome in Georgia!</i>" One night later, I was on an overnight train from Batumi to the capital, Tbilisi, drinking cognac with three Georgians and toasting to International Women's Day. …

15 natural wonders of the Middle East you’ll have to see to believe

<i>[Editor’s note: Several of the images below are available for use through a Creative Commons license, but others are not. In those cases, the</i> …

10 Mouth-Watering Culinary Tours Around the World

Whether taking full-immersion cooking courses, hiking through vineyards and orchards for tastings, hunting down the best urban street food, or …

World’s 20 Most Spectacular Palaces

Royal residences in Europe and Asia have inspired writers from Shakespeare, who set <i>Hamlet</i> at Kronborg Castle in Denmark, to Henry James, who admired …

European Travel

10 Amazing European Islands That You May Not Know About

<i>In the spirit of our “off the beaten path” initiative, we asked TPG Contributor Lori Zaino to pull together a list of island paradises that are far</i> …

10Best Beautiful Spanish Missions Across the West

San Xavier Mission - Tucson, Ariz.<p>San Xavier del Bac in Tucson was built from 1783 to 1797 after Father Eusebio Kino, a famous Jesuit priest, founded …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Archaeology

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

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