A group of prominent scientists shares how research has changed them.
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
Harmony and moderation make for a happier life.
"All moments past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist."
Is science for everyone, or just the morally upright?
We cannot afford to dream about living on other worlds while we continue to destroy ours.
We think of physical reality as what objectively exists, independent of any observer. But relativity and quantum physics say otherwise.
Foster your own moments of mystery.
You are trapped in time. You never live in the world as it is but only as you experience it as it was.
"Oosouji" or "big cleaning" is much more than a chance to tidy up.
Recent discoveries about bodily awareness have changed how scientists think about the nature of consciousness.
Many have argued that morals are relative, but Russia's war crimes reveal the hollowness of that belief. Morality is universal and objective.
Maybe our understanding of quantum entanglement is incomplete, or maybe there is something fundamentally unique about consciousness.
We don’t understand why loneliness is bad for us if all we can say is that it hurts.
Who doesn't love a little existential fear every once in a while?
Is history decided by discernible laws or does it unfold based on random, unpredictable occurrences?
In the future, people may look back with horror at how humans treated AI in the 21st century.
Does it have a deeper significance — or is it just a number?
What if your textbook lied to you?
The “scientific Buddha” and the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism with regard to science are modern creations.
Our understanding always will remain incomplete.
Nothing meaningful is done quickly.
Inside the metaverse, your emotions and physical responses will be monitored, and AI will use that data to influence you in real time. Is that essentially mind control?
Satanic cultists don't even believe the Devil exists. Satanism is largely a religion focused on secular humanism and hedonism.
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From Aristotle's lazy cosmology to Immanuel Kant's "scientific" racism, great minds are not immune to very bad ideas.
How much can something change and still be the same thing?
How many tins of beans make a stockpile, and when does a basement become a bunker?