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Biological Determinism

On Killer Apes, Naked Apes, and Just Plain Nasty People: The Misuse and Abuse of Science in Political Discourse

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.02.2015 | Science
Hippo Reads

Is biology destiny? Do our genes determine who we are and what we're capable of? What does the mere idea that they might mean for politics and policy? A lot, it turns out.

What You Need to Know about Naomi Wolf and Vagina

Jane Czyzselska | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Jane Czyzselska

Since Naomi Wolf released Vagina: A New Biography, we've seen an endless number of personal attacks masquerading as critique and a denigration of the author's work, mental health and intelligence -- critiques no man would dare to make, lest he be accused of misogyny.

Is Free Will A Mystery?

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The challenges of speaking clearly about deep mysteries, however, are not arguments against their reality. We must not insist that our imperfect knowledge nets capture all truth.

The Tyranny of the Body in the Quest for Spiritual Life

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

When physical appetites obscure the human spirit, we enter the chaos of interior and exterior conflict, addiction, enslavement, and hypocrisy.