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Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking

How Julian Jaynes’ famous 1970s theory is faring in the neuroscience age.

To Understand Religion, Think Football

Sacred beliefs likely arose out of prehistoric bonding and rituals.

My Own Personal Nothingness

From a childhood hallucination to the halls of theoretical physics.

Angst and the Empty Set

We can experience nothingness, but does it actually exist?

An Atheist’s Guide to Spirituality

“I did not have to believe anything irrational about the universe.”

Why We Can’t Rule Out Bigfoot

How the null hypothesis keeps the hairy hominid alive.

How the Mormons Conquered America

The success of the Mormon religion is a study in social adaptation.

Flashback: Human Uniqueness

Shining a light on the spark that separates man from beast.

Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree

Understanding the impermanence of everything—including ourselves.