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The Subtle Sensations of Faith

February 5th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

“Faith cannot save you from the claims of reason, except insofar as it preserves and protects that wonderful, terrible time when reason, if only for a moment, lost its claim on you.”


We Aren’t the World

January 22nd, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

Cross-cultural studies that suggest that the “weird” Western mind is the most self-aggrandizing and egotistical on the planet: we are more likely to promote ourselves as individuals versus advancing as a group


Do animals cry?

December 22nd, 2014 | by Harmonist staff

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


Free Will: Mind or Soul?

December 8th, 2014 | by Harmonist staff

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 20th, 2014 | by Harmonist staff

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 13th, 2014 | by Harmonist staff

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



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