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23 Jul

Buddhism and Quantum Physics

What is reality? The mindsets of the modern world provide four answers to that question and oscillate between these answers: http://www.upiasia.com/Blogosphere/Christian/20090720/buddhism_and_quantum_physics/ The above linked article is based on a more in-depth article at http://ctkohl.googlepages.com/ Follow @acitta

19 Feb

Born believers: How your brain creates God

This article in New Scientist discusses the two leading scientific theories on the origin of religious belief in human culture. Follow @acitta

14 Oct

PZ Myers to speak in Toronto, Friday, October 31

PZ Myers Presents: Science Education: caught in the middle of the war between science and religion. Partnered with the University of Toronto Secular Alliance the Centre for Inquiry – Ontario presents the popular biologist and author of the stimulating blog “Pharyngula”. Dr. Myers is an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota. His […]

09 Sep

Why Do People Vote Conservative?

Edge: the Third Culture has published the following interesting essay by psychologist  Jonathan Haidt.  Though it refers to American political parties, I think that his research may be useful in a Canadian context. Commentary by Daniel Everett, Howard Gardner, Michael Shermer, Scott Atran, James Fowler, Alison Gopnik, Sam Harris, James O’Donnell follow the essay. http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/haidt08/haidt08_index.html […]

08 Sep

LHC First Beam Live Webcast

There will be a live webcast of the first beam of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern on Wednesday, Sept 10, starting at 8:30 AM CEST (6:30 AM UTC, 2:30 AM EST, 11:00 PM PDT (Sept 9)).  See http://www.cern.ch/lhc-first-beam for details. Follow @acitta

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