"If ordinary people don't perceive that our grand ideas are working in their lives then they can't develop the higher level of consciousness, to use...
With Super Bowl XLVIII fast approaching and the wealth concentration issue more on people's hearts and minds than it was three years ago, I wonder if upon reflection Bill Maher still advocates the "NFL brand of socialism" for America?
For decades, belief in evolution has skewed along faith lines, with evangelical Christians as doubters on one side and agnostics and atheists as believers on the other. Now, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center, the divide is skewed by politics as well. Just what we need.
Awakening is a topic fraught with dilemmas. It resists analysis, but is utterly basic and simple. We thirst for it intensely, yet we are afraid to ...
Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...
I hope Bill Nye doesn't underestimate creationists. Between their strident religious confidence and the way they painstakingly dumb-down and oversimplify evidence to fit into 6,000 years, people like Ken Ham can be tough nuts to crack.
Change is inevitable, and it isn't easy. Right now it is happening on a more accelerated and grander scale than ever before. It is requiring each and ...
Whatever it is that wounds you over and over again... forgive. Forgive yourself and forgive all those involved. Forgiveness does not, of course, mean that you have to love or even like others who hurt you, but it does mean that you will not allow yourself to be held hostage any longer.
In a time of great divides over religion and politics, it's not surprising that we treat evolution the way we do political issues. But here's the problem: As settled science, evolution is not a matter of opinion or something one chooses to believe in or not, like a religious proposition.
Evangelicals are now often perceived as being anti-science, but that was not always true. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they pursued investigation of the physical world with vigor. If, indeed, all around us was God's work, exploring and understanding what he had accomplished was divine work.
Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.
Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.
When I was commissioned to write The Rap Guide to Evolution and challenged to communicate the key ideas behind Darwin's theory in hip-hop form, my first thought was to see if I could find any rap songs that already center around evolutionary themes.
For the future of nutrition, I see us evolving beyond diets and into personalized eating for our genes as well as the epigenetic dynamics that our genes experience through their interaction with the environment. We may not be there just yet, but we are seeing the path unfold.
We asked ourselves what it would mean to be clergy who not only respected science's vision of a random, non-designed universe, but who preached the importance of taking a fresh look at our traditional theologies in the light of Darwin's brilliant discoveries.
When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?