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What is the Big Bang all about?

What is the Big Bang all about? | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
“Twinkle, twinkle, quasi-star Biggest puzzle from afar How unlike the other ones Brighter than a billion suns Twinkle, twinkle, quasi-star How I wonder what you are.” -George Gamow The Big Bang is one of the greatest, revolutionary ideas in all of...
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When the “Good Book” is Bad: Challenging the Bible’s Violent Portrayals of God

When the “Good Book” is Bad: Challenging the Bible’s Violent Portrayals of God | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
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Philosophy under attack: Lawrence Krauss and the new denialism

Philosophy under attack: Lawrence Krauss and the new denialism | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
I really shouldn’t let myself watch Q&A. Don’t get me wrong, the ABC’s flagship weekly panel show is usually compelling viewing.
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Steven Poole – On teleology

Steven Poole – On teleology | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
Science can’t stop talking in terms of ‘purposes’, but if the universe cares about us, it has a funny way of showing it
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Yet another experiment showing that conscious "decisions" are made unconsciously, and in advance

Yet another experiment showing that conscious "decisions" are made unconsciously, and in advance | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
In the last few years, neuroscience experiments have shown that some "conscious decisions" are actually made in the brain before the actor is conscious of them:  brain-scanning techniques can predi...
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You’ll Probably Never Upload Your Mind Into A Computer

You’ll Probably Never Upload Your Mind Into A Computer | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
Many futurists predict that one day we'll upload our minds into computers, where we'll romp around in virtual reality environments. That's possible — but there are still a number of thorny issues to consider.
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Kardashev Civilizations: Star Trek-like world in our future

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Imagine if you could enjoy an exotic vacation billions of light years from Earth; or travel back in time to observe the dinosaurs in their violent world; or hop into a parallel universe where another you is living a better life than you; and you...
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The metaphysical muddle of Lawrence Krauss: Why science can't get rid of God – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The metaphysical muddle of Lawrence Krauss: Why science can't get rid of God – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
Scientific method can only deal with contingent being, not necessary being. This is why we can never get to God, or get rid of God, as the conclusion of a scientific argument.
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George and John’s Excellent Adventures in Quantum Entanglement [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

George and John’s Excellent Adventures in Quantum Entanglement [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Scooped from the Web | Scoop.it
Simply put, bottomlessly deep: that is the definition of a great discovery in science. From the principle of relativity to evolution by natural selection, the concepts ...
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Has militant atheism become a religion?

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Can the gap between the religious and the non-religious be bridged, when the debate itself is so attention-getting?
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