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Galileo Galilei

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 15: The Greek Way, Chapter 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

1. How did the geography of Greece affect the Greek character? Does a tough environment make a tough and resilient people? Will a hardscrabble child...

On a Crash Course With Hermeneutics

Greg Cootsona | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

An exciting summer with a spate of newsworthy news got me sidetracked (at least that's my excuse). After three months without posts, I'm now returning and offering snippets of the book I've been writing on emerging adults, mainstream science, and mere Christianity.

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

Do We Really Know What's Real? The Most Optimistic Answer Is Maybe

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Deepak Chopra

Three great unsolved mysteries remain, and they are the same riddles asked by ancient Greek philosophers: What is the universe made of? Where did the universe come from? How do we know what's real?

Kate Sheppard

Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think t...

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

The Sun Revolves Around You? Narcissism on a Cosmic Scale

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

The center of the universe might be closer than you think -- in fact, it might be right under your feet. A conservative Catholic crank, Robert Sungenis, is now resurrecting the long-discredited geocentric model in a bizarre movie called The Principle.

The Power of Doubt

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Why did he think that doubt is generative? Many people seem to believe the opposite, namely, that doubt is destructive -- or at least paralyzing. Others fear doubt, because it threatens their otherwise comfortable sense of certainty.

Science & The Catholic Church: A Brief History

Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/11/2013 11:36 PM EDT on LiveScience Science and the Catholic Church share a long and somet...

Galileo's Journey to Hell and Back

Mario Livio | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

In 1588, shortly before he assumed the position of lecturer in mathematics at Pisa, the 24-year-old Galileo Galilei was invited by the Florentine Academy to present two lectures with an unusual title: "On the Shape, Location, and Size of Dante's Inferno."

Auto-address on Behalf of Possible Residents of Kepler-22b

Tim Terhaar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weird News
Tim Terhaar

The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.

Crackpots In Life, Heroes In Death: Which Innovators Were Shunned By Their Contemporaries? (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.14.2011 | Home

It happens in every generation: someone comes up with ideas that look crazy but turn out to be genius. When do they get the recognition? After they're...