Anthropology and the Assault on Common Sense
The world is actually a hodge-podge of reality, belief, and experience melded together into what only feels like the truth.
Do you think there are distinct races of people, or is that over-generalizing?
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Big Freeze or Big Bang? Scientists Challenge Big Bang Theory
Quantum Graphity: Australian theoretical physicists say instead of a Big Bang, we should think of the start of the universe as like water freezing into ice.
Should we look to forming crystals for insight into the creation of the universe?
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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature ~Socrates
What sort of religious person believes in meddling spirits?
Religion vs. Science’s Answers to the Big Questions
'We may struggle with attempts at merging science and religion, when, for instance, we watch the Christmas planetarium show “Star of Wonder,” which purports to find logical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem. This is also seen in such bestselling books as The Tao of Physics and the Dancing Wu-Lei Masters, which purport to show that modern physics says the same thing as Buddhism. However, such efforts are futile, even if they're popular.'
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Where Do ‘Sacred’ Values Live in the Brain?
'It matters what we believe and why we believe it. Not just in terms of religious identification, not just for deciding what and how we do things in our day-to-day lives, but also in relation to politics. Take such monumental policy decisions as those regarding health care, or the military. Do we go with what we feel is right and wrong, or—as is the more commonly understood basis for such policy decisions—do we do what will be best for the most people? How about suicide bombers? Why are they willing to lose their lives for their beliefs? Now, we can begin to better understand the mechanisms of such decisions by combining expertise in religion, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, economics, and even genetics.'
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The earth is like a spaceship that didn’t come with an operating manual -R. Buckminster Fuller
Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years -Henry David Thoreau
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature -Frank Lloyd Wright