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Can Brain Science Explain Experience?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Throwing cold water on the science of consciousness is a total buzz kill. Fortunately, there is an open road to scientifically explaining the mind.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality is waiting for us to creep closer to understanding its mysteries. In the meantime, it won't falter or come to an end. Reality will remain our home, our source, and the ground state of our being far beyond the lifetime of the foreseeable universe.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness. We are using the term "cosmic consciousness" to denote a state of aware...

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

By a strange and unexpected chain of events, real science finds itself at a turning point where skepticism itself is proving to be a dubious attitude.

Can Reality Set Us Free? The Puzzle of Complementarity (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

As the uniting factor that sets us free, "consciousness" is a term that is repugnant to many scientists -- mostly from an older generation -- and mysterious to all. But that doesn't excuse blindness and neglect.

Better Diet? Bigger Picture!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those who want today's news to be that the Mediterranean diet has been proven superior to other truly good diets will need to wait until tomorrow, or longer. We had previously lacked any good head-to-head comparisons of "best diet" candidates, and we still do.

HuffPost Q&A: Reductionists Missing the Forest for the Trees?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have gained too much from the reductionistic probings of science to abandon them. But we are losing much -- including lives every day -- for failing to see past them as the circumstances warrant.

The Hubris of Holism

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

Some in the spiritualist community have appropriated quantum mechanics to claim a more holistic picture of nature. However, quantum mechanics and the standard model of particles and forces, are fully reductionist.

Beyond Belief: Sam Harris Imagines a "Moral Landscape"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Good science fiction is a worthy genre, and although it's darker and more tension-filled to imagine a dystopia run by berserk robots or malicious alie...

Jean Houston on Reductionism, Religion and Hierarchies

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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The Emperor's New FMRI

Barry Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Schwartz

The lay attitude, "naïve reductionism," assumes that the causes of behavior lie in states of the brain, not in states of psychology. This is a profound mistake.