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Toward a New Model of the Cell

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A hierarchical #Ontology of genes, cellular components and processes: http://t.co/xfXbyhgm
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"Originally devised by philosophers attempting to explain the nature of existence, ontologies are now broadly used to encapsulate everything known about a subject in a hierarchy of terms and relationships. Intelligent information systems, such as iPhone’s Siri, are built on ontologies to enable reasoning about the real world. Ontologies are also used by scientists to structure knowledge about subjects like taxonomy, anatomy and development, bioactive compounds, disease and clinical diagnosis.  A Gene Ontology (GO) exists as well, constructed over the last decade through a joint effort of hundreds of scientists"

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A Good Introduction to Political Philosophy - The Imaginative ...

A Good Introduction to Political Philosophy - The Imaginative ... | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
In a lengthy and readable manner, White (Arizona State University) provides a capable introduction to major political philosophers in the Western tradition. Generally, the text follows a traditional approach by surveying seminal ...
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Dr. Michael White was my professor at ASU for several classes. This should be an insightful work.

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Xmas evenings with philosophy | Podcasting News from the University of Oxford

Xmas evenings with philosophy | Podcasting News from the University of Oxford | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Do Numbers Exist?

Do Numbers Exist? | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
According to your disposition, you might have an immediate gut reaction to this question. My initial reaction (oh so long ago) was: “Of course numbers don’t exist. You can’t pick ...
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The Folly of Scientism

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In recent years, many scientists, pop-science writers, and philosophers have espoused the view that science provides the only valid path to knowledge. Evolutionary biologist Austin L.
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What Happens When You Lock Scientists And Philosophers In A Room Together - Forbes

What Happens When You Lock Scientists And Philosophers In A Room Together - Forbes | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
VideoYou won't be able to digest all these discussions in a single day or even a single week, but Cal Tech physicist and blogger Sean Carroll has posted the videos from his recent Moving Naturalism Forward workshop.
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Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion

Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith.
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Irony and Humanity: A Dialogue between Jonathan Lear and Alasdair MacIntyre | Harvard University Press

Irony and Humanity: A Dialogue between Jonathan Lear and Alasdair MacIntyre | Harvard University Press | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
In his most recent book, A Case for Irony, Jonathan Lear argues that becoming a human being is a difficult task, and that developing a capacity for irony is essential to doing it well.
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Philosophy of Religion | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

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Men Dominate Philosophy and History - Diversity in Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Men Dominate Philosophy and History - Diversity in Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
We're aware that fewer women study the sciences and math, but it might come as a surpirse that men outnumber women in certain humanities as well.
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Shining Light on Dark Energy – Creation Revolution

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In “Cosmology: Out of the Darkness,” Matthew Chalmers discussed the current thinking of Brian Schmidt, who shared the Nobel prize in 2011 for discovering cosmic acceleration (actually, an inference based on light from ...
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Why the Higgs Boson Matters - New York Times

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New York TimesWhy the Higgs Boson MattersNew York TimesExploring the outer frontier of our knowledge often yields new technology of great practical importance. ...
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The Search For Dark Energy: Your Universe Today Podcast Series - Space News - redOrbit

The Search For Dark Energy: Your Universe Today Podcast Series - Space News - redOrbit | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
In 1998 scientists measuring the expansion of the Universe made a startling discovery: the Universe is accelerating. Previously, researchers believed that the expansion of the Universe would eventually slow under the influence of gravity.
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Download Free Courses from Famous Philosophers: From Bertrand Russell to Michel Foucault

Download Free Courses from Famous Philosophers: From Bertrand Russell to Michel Foucault | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
You can download hundreds of Free Courses from Great Universities. (Perhaps you already knew that.) And that includes courses by some of the biggest minds teaching in philosophy. (Is that old news too?
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The Fine-Tuning of the Multiverse Audio Lecture

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In honor of today’s lecture on fine-tuning and the multiverse I recorded the lecture and I’m posting it online here. I hope you enjoy it and make good use of it. Audio lecture from 18 O...
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The Stone Philosophy Links - NYTimes.com

The Stone Philosophy Links - NYTimes.com | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
In this week's links: The rise of "scientism" and philosophy's identity crisis, the challenge of doing philosophy for video, and more.
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The seven countries where the state can execute you for being atheist

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Humanism for children

New Web site never encourages kids to think critically about humanism itself, says theologian.
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Great Books of the Western World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great Books of the Western World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Maverick Philosopher: A Reader Wants an Introduction to Philosophy

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Lawrence Krauss Presents “Secular Sermon” on Theoretical Physics and the Meaning of Life

Lawrence Krauss Presents “Secular Sermon” on Theoretical Physics and the Meaning of Life | Examining Philosophy | Scoop.it
Balance Work with Life,' and, perhaps most critically important of all,  'How to Be Cool.' This seems like just the sort of institution which won't confront you with the sort of numerically rigorous, seemingly abstract math and science classes that...
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Timeline of Philosophers | History of Philosophy without any gaps

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bethinking.org - Science + Christianity - A Universe From Someone: Against Lawrence Krauss

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A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Free Press, 2012), by cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss, has been lauded to the skies by fellow atheists such as A.C. Grayling, Sam Harris...
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