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Sam Harris on the Illusion of Free Will

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Is free will compatible with determinism?

I recently read a book called Freedom Evolves by the philosopher Daniel Dennett. In it, he puts forward the idea that free will is compatib…

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Are feelings questionable?

I think we all can agree on the statement that “feelings are subjective.”  We don’t always have good reasons to feel one way or another abo…

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Buddhism For Atheists

Buddhism is a philosophy.   Buddhism can be practiced by anyone of any religion, Agnostic,  Atheist, etc. The following are the words and t…

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38 Jan 28
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Sam Harris on the Illusion of Free Will

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226 Dec 27, 2015
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Religious Upbringing Associated with less altruism in children

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2815%2901167-7 A team of developmental psychologists led by Prof. Jean Decety exami…

Started by Dr. Bob

48 Dec 5, 2015
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A scholarly argument in favor of belief in God - Is it valid?

A new book, "God is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human" is being released by Oxford University Press in November, 2015. Based…

Started by Casey Dorman

43 Sep 19, 2015
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Could LACK of breastfeeding contribute to autism?

So the myth that autistic kids is just as prevalent as before, we just know more about it now...Is just that. A myth. Today according to th…

Started by Belle Rose

41 Sep 13, 2015
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Psychological research: bullshit, horseshit, or doggy doodoo?

Consider this: A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often the…

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13 Sep 5, 2015
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Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately

Are pedophiles born, like gays, or made in some fashion? I have read that some pedophiles claim that their attraction to children dates bac…

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72 Sep 4, 2015
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Gadzooks! We may be hardwired to believe in a creator!!!

Of course, theists think that this (if true) proves something. To me, it just explains why there are so few atheists: it's difficult to get…

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7 Jun 24, 2015
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What is consciousness and why should we care? TED Talk by John Searle

The widely-respected philosopher John Searle specializes in philosophy of mind, which inevitably takes him into the territory of consciousn…

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5 May 22, 2015
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Human Brain Continues To Develop Until Well Into 30s and 40s (at least!)

New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

5 May 2, 2015
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