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The Biology of Right and Wrong

May 26th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

Even when humans are considering hypothetical moral scenarios or calculating abstract probabilities, they rely to some extent on emotions for guidance


Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Take Up Feminism

April 4th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

Neither Tibetan Buddhism nor the institute allow women to achieve the same religious status as men, denying them the highest rank of ordination, bhikkhuni, which is held by tens of thousands of monks


Pope Francis and Thomas Merton

October 8th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

At his speech before Congress, Pope Francis listed Trappist monk Thomas Merton as one of four exemplary Americans who provide wisdom for us today.


Bhutan’s Dark Secret to Happiness

September 14th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

Death is a psychologically threatening fact, but when people contemplate it, apparently the automatic system begins to search for happy thoughts


Animal Suffering and Agriculture

September 10th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

If you want to minimise animal suffering and promote more sustainable agriculture, adopting a vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing you could do


International Day of Yoga

June 22nd, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

Millions around the world recognize the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day, but as of 2015, June 21 also represents another global celebration: the International Day of Yoga


The Subjective Aspect of Science

June 18th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff

Schrödinger once stressed that “because everything any of us knows about the world is constructed out of his or her individual private experience, it can be unwise to rely on a picture of the physical world from which personal experience has been explicitly excluded.”



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