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Archive for March, 2007

30 Mar

All the glory of the universe, in a single Flash app

A cool flash app showing the relative sizes of things from a proton to the universe. read more | digg story Follow @acitta

22 Mar

Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior

Some animals are surprisingly sensitive to the plight of others. Chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others. Given the chance to get food by pulling a chain that would also deliver an electric shock to a companion, rhesus monkeys will starve themselves for several days.  Biologists argue that these […]

21 Mar

Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan: Is Religion ‘Built Upon Lies’?

Best-selling atheist Sam Harris and pro-religion blogger Andrew Sullivan debate God, faith, and fundamentalism. read part 1 | digg story read part 2 | digg part 2 Follow @acitta

12 Mar

Newsweek: Rethinking Evolution

The science of the brain and of DNA tell us that the story of human evolution is vastly more complicated, and more interesting, than we knew… read more | digg story Follow @acitta

04 Mar

Darwin’s God

In the world of evolutionary biology, the question is not whether God exists but why we believe in him. Is belief a helpful adaptation or an evolutionary accident? read more | digg story Follow @acitta

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