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Beyond An Unreasonable Doubt

Francis Levy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Francis Levy

In a review of Joshua Greene's Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them in The Atlantic ("Why We Fight--And Can We Stop,", 10/23/...

Who's Responsible For The Evolution/Creation Controversy? It's Not So Simple

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Are religious people responsible for promoting the continuing battle between evolution and creationism? Of course! But that does not mean that ALL religious people are playing this role.

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

Why Historical Accounts Matter

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Hoenig

In November 1979, while Iranian students took hostages after occupying the American embassy in Tehran, I was raising my four-year-old son and trying t...

Good Luck, Tiger Woods

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

I think this widespread Tiger hatred is a repudiation of all that is tragic about us. And I feel for the guy, even if he is a lousy human being.

Guiding Principles for Interesting Times: Transparency (Communication Plus Trust) Plus Inclusivity Plus Urgency Plus ?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kim Cranston

What principles might guide us in these increasingly interesting times in which we live, when the fate of our civilizations, if not our very species, may hang in the balance?

Can Science Explain Religion?

The New York Review of Books | H. Allen Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

H. Allen Orr The New York Review of Books The Evolution of God by Robert Wright Little, Brown, 567 pp., $25.99 1. Robert Wright is not afr...

Summer Vacation? 'Nothing' Doing

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Having just attended a silent Vipassana meditation retreat at Spirit Rock in woodsy Woodacre, I can report that sitting still and doing nothing was, in fact, the primary activity on my summer vacation.

Q&A with Robert Wright (Part 1): There Is Some Larger Purpose At Work in the Universe

Terrence McNally | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terrence McNally

In his new book, The Evolution of God, Robert Wright follows God's changing moods in ancient scripture, to see what circumstances brought out the best and worst in religions.

Why the "New Atheists" are Right-Wing on Foreign Policy

Robert Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Wright

It must strike progressive atheists as a stroke of bad luck that Christopher Hitchens, leading atheist spokesperson, happens to have hawkish views on foreign policy.