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William Hurlbut - March 24, 2014
Editors' Note:  As Christians observe Holy Week and Easter, author William...
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Rebecca MacKinnon - March 10, 2014
The Internet is a powerful vehicle for expanding freedom of the press. ...
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Anthony Aguirre - March 3, 2014
Right now, this second, an old man is exhaling his last breath.  Elsewhere...
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Kelly J. Clark - January 28, 2014
We know well atheistic attempts to explain religion away. Marx, for...
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Richard Holton - February 24, 2014
In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel tempted children with marshmallows: have...
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Joshua Yates - February 11, 2014
The Promise of Thrift  
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Melanie Mitchell - January 20, 2014
In 1894, the physicist and Nobel laureate Albert Michelson declared that...
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Martin Nowak - January 13, 2014
Evolution is a fundamental organizing principle of the living world. It is...
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Ansley Roan - March 18, 2014
Spring begins this week. As we prepare for warmer months and longer days,...
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Marc Freedman - December 2, 2013
Not long ago I met with a man in his early 60s who was previously a top...
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Frank Wilczek - April 22, 2013
Editors' Note: It has been one year since scientists announced the...
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Tanya Luhrmann - November 5, 2013
 I recently wrote a book (When God Talks Back) about the evangelical...
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Michael McCullough - October 29, 2013
The question of whether sympathy or free will is more important for...
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Ari Goldman - October 15, 2013
 For American Baby Boomers (like me), nothing in 2013 has been as...
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Jonathan Schooler - August 12, 2013
Resolving what to think about free will is itself a choice. Like many...
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Ian Tattersall - April 8, 2013
Wherever our origins ultimately lie, there is no rational doubt that we...
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Michael Baime - September 17, 2013
Some readers might suspect the answer to this question is yes, possibly...
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Martin Rees - February 3, 2014
Astronomers are embarrassed and perplexed. They study the cosmos with ever...
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Chris Impey - April 16, 2013
Suppose we woke up one morning to learn that scientists had made contact...
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Angela Duckworth - August 5, 2013
Can perseverance be taught? As a psychologist who studies achievement, I...
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Richard Davidson - February 19, 2013
Many people believe that it is not necessary to learn to control one’s own...
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Keith Stanovich - July 16, 2013
I will argue here that science can most definitely help us make better...
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Justin L. Barrett - March 5, 2013
In conversation with Muslims and Hindus I have been told that children...
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Nidhal Guessoum - August 19, 2013
As a Muslim scientist, I spend much time and expend much energy trying to...
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Does Contemporary Neuroscience Support or Challenge the Reality of Free Will?
Eddy Nahmias - August 13, 2012
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” —...
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Michael Carroll - June 17, 2013
Not too long ago, meditation was considered an oddity, often viewed with...
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Intellectual humility
Robert Roberts - June 24, 2012
We human beings are seekers. We seek love, wealth, security, power,...
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Virtuous Behavior
Christian Miller - June 15, 2012
Which beliefs contribute to virtuous behavior? In other words, which...
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Margaret Plews-Ogan - March 26, 2013
We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after...
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Derek Powazek - July 9, 2013
You’re reading a story on the web and your eyes accidentally drift down to...
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Ansley Roan - June 18, 2012
Thank you for visiting Big Questions Online.  We invite you to participate...
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Jason Baehr - December 10, 2013
The question of how humility contributes to strength might seem premature...
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