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“And what a delicious irony it is that science, that model of sober investigation, is inexorably returning us to vistas so peculiarly like the deranged imaginings of our ‘superstitious’ past.”
In his book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Neitzsche, James Miller
It is true that conservative religion is growing. But any talk of a religious revival is “an optical illusion.”
Byrne describes a methodology: First, imagine yourself having it. Second, feel yourself with it. Third, receive it. If you don’t receive it, that must be because you messed up steps one and two.
“The brilliance of the phrase ‘I told you so’ derives from its admirably compact way of making the point that not only was I right, I was also right about being right. In the instant of uttering it, I become right squared, maybe even right factorial…”
Harris puts himself at odds with a principle put forward by philosopher David Hume and regarded as inviolable by many: the idea that statements about how things ought to be cannot be derived from statements about what is true.
To slow down or stop aging , today’s longevity scientists have been trying to figure out how to manage deadly cellular gunk by re-engineering either its production, a cell’s repair system or the garbage itself.
When I first saw a Youtube video of the Mayapuris dancing shirtless on stage, for a second I thought I was accidentally streaming the Backstreet Boys.
Religion Dispatches interviews Stephen Prothero about his new book, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World — and Why Their Differences Matter.
Steven Rosen presents an inspired offering of knowledge, communion, and music in an easily accessible format. His conversations with twenty-one kirtana singers, or kirtaniyas, and his short introductory and concluding essays are lively and engaging.
Marilynne Robinson argues that the new atheists don’t understand human consciousness.