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Science's Sacred Cows (Part 4): Dualism

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Cartesian dualism presupposed an independent reality "out there" that remains undisturbed during scientific observation. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle removes the partition separating mind from matter, rendering a fatal blow to Cartesian dualism.

Do Our Emotions Affect Our Stuff?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology
Arthur Rosenfeld

I was out riding my bike today when it occurred to me that I have been singularly lucky not to experience any flat tires lately.

Materialism Deconstructed?

Victor Stenger | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

Believe it or not, the particle-field debate affects heavy discussions on theology, spirituality and the interaction of religion and science.

Particles Are for Real

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

A common conception exists among today's theoretical physicists. That is, the symbols that appear in their mathematical equations represent "true reality" while our observations, which always look like localized particles, are just the way in which that reality manifests itself.

Reality: What a Concept!

Mario Livio | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

2012-11-15-lottopullOptical illusions reflect limitations in our perception of physical reality. But what really is physical reality? While dozens of philosophers have struggled for millennia with attempts to directly answer this question, modern science settled on a more modest goal -- how can we explain reality's behavior?

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality (Part 4)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A breakthrough has occurred in explaining our universe that hasn't yet become mainstream: the concept of a living cosmos that didn't need to evolve to produce life on Earth. Rather, all the elements of life were already present but didn't become apparent until humans developed self-aware minds.

'Audacious' Study Shows Light's Mysterious Split Personality

Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/05/2012 08:21 AM EST on LiveScience Is light made of waves, or particles? This fun...

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We are used to the materialistic bias that puts "out there" separate from and ahead of "in here." Yet all experience is made of qualia, and that includes time and space. They do not exist independently of the mind that perceives them.

Uncommon Sense: Self-Driving Cars and Books That Write Themselves

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A webzine recently asked me to write 100 words on the question, "If you had to choose between blindness and deafness, which sense would you keep?" I gave them one word: "common."

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

In their pursuit of a Theory of Everything, the holy grail of modern physics, scientists neglected a Theory of Me, an explanation for why each of us matters. That, in a nutshell, is what's at stake.

Electrons' Secret Hideouts Revealed In Incredible Image

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/02/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience For the first time, scientists have peered down to the level of a single ele...

What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?

Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/17/2012 08:05 AM EDT on LiveScience The answer to the enduring question of the sma...

A Consciousness-Based Science

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself. There is the existence of the universe and there is the existence of the awareness of existence of the universe.

God And The God Particle

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

As remarkable as our progress has been in understanding the deep laws of physics, mysteries persist. Under each layer of understanding lies a new layer of questions

Just the Beginning of Higgs Physics

Karl Ecklund | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science
Karl Ecklund

The discovery of a new particle at CERN is the just the beginning, not the end, of the scientific work at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). What is the significance for humanity?

Chicago Helps Crack Code to the Matter of Life, Doesn't Get Invited to God Particle Party

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Imagine being part of the discovery of something that potentially cracks the code to the origins of the universe by understanding the structure of matter.

REVEALED: Secret FBI Files Of Famous Physicist

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 06/15/2012 09:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Physicist Richard Feynman helped create the atomic bomb, shared a Nobel Pr...

What 'Franken-Physics' Atom Feat May Mean For Computer Design

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/13/2012 03:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Physicists have just upped their ante: Not only have t...

Who or What Is God?

Peter Baksa | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

What is the story you are telling yourself? How does this story keep you stuck, fearful, angry and arguing for more of the same?

'Radical' Physics Experiment Shows How Future Can Affect Past

Posted 05.01.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/30/2012 11:30 AM EDT on LiveScience Spooky quantum entanglement just got spookier. ...

In Physics, the Arrow of Time Gets Bent

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The mystery still remains over how entanglement, defying the speed of light and now the arrow of time, actually relates to the "naive classical world," which is to say, the everyday things we take for granted.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

Nuthin' to Explain

Victor Stenger | Posted 06.22.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

In a recent book called A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, cosmologist Larry Krauss describes how our universe could have arisen naturally from a pre-existing structureless void he calls "nothing."

Pixel Logic: How the Next 10 Years Will Reinvent Your Life

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Current technology can already process our experiences faster than we can think about them. Whether we welcome it or not, it's unavoidable, and greater digital acceleration will happen.

Time Travel Happens HOW Often?

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 04/16/2012 12:32 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's L...