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Science and Religion -- Doubting Thomas: A Patron Saint For Scientists?

(467) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 10:49 AM

The story of Doubting Thomas is a wonderful philosophical parable about seeing and believing, but what exactly is the intended moral? And what light does it shed on the relationship between science and religion?

The standard view portrays Doubting Thomas as a scientific hero demanding evidence and refusing...

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Forgotten Feelings: Our Emotional Past

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM

We have just lived through a British summer marked by dizzying displays of feeling. Andy Murray's tearful interview on Centre Court in July was just the start. The Olympic and Paralympic games turned into a veritable orgy of emotion. Athletes were breathlessly asked: "Can you sum up your emotions? Can...

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