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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
Reply by MikeLong

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
Reply by Pope Beanie

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…

Started by Unseen

13 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer

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…

Started by Unseen

72 Sep 4, 2015
Reply by Unseen

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…

Started by Unseen

7 Jun 24, 2015
Reply by Tom Margolis

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…

Started by Unseen

5 May 22, 2015
Reply by Pope Beanie

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
Reply by Strega

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…

Started by Simon Mathews

201 Apr 16, 2015
Reply by Unseen

A discussion about woo

My friend was telling me today about "theta healing." http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eze_j-HwWFE I'm wondering what you all think. Woo? Yes…

Started by Belle Rose

11 Dec 29, 2014
Reply by Unseen

What is your "Personality Profile?"

I was required to take the following test to discover my personality type, and write a reflection on it. See the following link for the tes…

Started by Belle Rose

42 Oct 24, 2014
Reply by MikeLong

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