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Copernican Revolution

Seeing Dark Matter As The Key To The Universe -- And Human Empathy

Lisa Randall | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Lisa Randall

Most people mistake their own perspective, shaped by their subjective and limited perception, for the absolute reality of the external world. Questioning this assumption is what advanced our research on dark matter. It is also the only thing that has ever advanced human empathy.

Conservative Religions Propose Radical Solutions for Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The world's great religions insist that our secular leaders must either adapt to the new reality or be replaced. In the Pope's words, "What would induce anyone, at this stage, to hold on to power only to be remembered for their inability to take action when it was urgent and necessary to do so?"

Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D.; Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D.; Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.; and Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Brain research could someday hit a dead end if we ...

The Other Scientific Revolution

Mario Livio | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Harvey's greatest achievement was the demonstration that the heart, arteries and veins were all part of one circulatory system, with the heart at its center. This replaced Galen's complex motion of many intertwined cycles.

Humble Pie

Seth Shostak | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

The next time you check your moves in the mirror and reflect on how special you are, consider that somewhere in this universe or in another parallel universe, your double might be doing the same.