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Steve Volk

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New Allies In The Culture Wars

(68) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 10:06 AM

In a previous post, I lauded the new atheist author Sam Harris for reaching out to David Eagleman, a neuroscientist who advocates "possibilianism" as a kind of intellectual antidote to the culture wars.

Whatever this pair does, I hope it's televised. Eagleman and Harris are that...

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New Allies In The Theist/Atheist Debate

(936) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 3:17 PM

A small good thing has happened in the battle between rationalists and believers. And with luck it will grow into something truly grand. The new atheist neuroscientist and author, Sam Harris, one of the few real bright spots on the bleak horizon of America's culture wars, has

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Paranormal is the new Normal

(37) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 2:54 PM

It was late at night, and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross had swapped her hot cups of tea for whiskey sours. The room was filled with cigarette smoke. Kubler-Ross and her research partner, the Reverend Mwalimu Imara, were putting the finishing touches to On Death and Dying--the book that would make Kubler-Ross a...

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