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Do animals cry?
December 22, 2014 – 3:00 am | 2 Comments
Do animals cry?

When animals cry, are they crying, in the full human sense?

Free Will: Mind or Soul?
December 8, 2014 – 3:00 am | One Comment
Free Will: Mind or Soul?

In this study, having a soul was a poor predictor of being seen as having free will or meriting blame.

Consumption is All-consuming
November 20, 2014 – 3:14 am | No Comment
Consumption is All-consuming

We primarily buy commodities neither on account of their utility nor as status symbols; we consume them in order to make our life pleasurable and meaningful.

Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity?
November 13, 2014 – 3:28 am | No Comment
Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity?

Sustainability-minded thinkers question whether the Industrial Revolution has jeopardized humankind’s ability to live happily and sustainably upon the Earth.

Results of world’s largest Near Death Experiences study published
October 18, 2014 – 3:01 am | No Comment
Results of world’s largest Near Death Experiences study published

The recalled experience surrounding death merits a genuine investigation without prejudice.

Scalia: Constitution Permits Court To ‘Favor Religion Over Non-Religion’
October 6, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Scalia: Constitution Permits Court To ‘Favor Religion Over Non-Religion’

The separation of church and state doesn’t mean “the government cannot favor religion over non-religion,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued.

Love People, Not Pleasure
October 2, 2014 – 3:20 am | 3 Comments
Love People, Not Pleasure

Of course you are driven to seek admiration, splendor and physical license. But giving in to these impulses will bring unhappiness.

Zoo Animals and Their Discontents
September 25, 2014 – 3:22 am | No Comment
Zoo Animals and Their Discontents

A profusion of recent studies has shown animals to be far closer to us than we previously believed.

New Monastic Community in Lambeth Palace
September 17, 2014 – 3:22 am | No Comment
New Monastic Community in Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury is starting a new monastic community in Lambeth Palace for young people to experience a life of Christian prayer and meditation.

A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’
September 1, 2014 – 3:41 am | One Comment
A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’

The faith that my likes and dislikes or our sense of meaning alone should decide what I do is part and parcel with the gospel of self-fulfillment. Philosophy has always been right to instruct that we can be as mistaken about our views on happiness as anything else. The same holds for the related notion of self-fulfillment.

New Comic Contributor: Krisangi dasi
August 31, 2014 – 3:58 am | No Comment
New Comic Contributor: Krisangi dasi

Krisangi dasi (Kaisa Leka) is a comics artist from Porvoo, Finland. She mainly works together with her husband Kamalaksa das (Christoffer Leka) and they have published several comic books and graphic novels dealing with themes such as spirituality, disability and bike travel.