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Interdisciplinary explorations of science and religion, history, and the contemporary world.
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January 2, 2014
Contrarian: A new documentary on the life of John Marks Templeton
Combining the best of science and humanistic values to elucidate and illuminate the big questions.
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May 17, 2012
Ultimately, protons and electrons make the atoms about some elements, and atoms make the molecules that spell out a splendor in the rich variety of matter and life in the world.

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What the new scientific picture of the universe means for our future.
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January 17, 2012
The new cosmos is everyone’s home, its origin story is everyone’s story, and sharing the unique place of intelligent life in this astonishing universe is a bond that unites us all.
Mashup sermons from science, philosophy, literature, religion and raw, ripe everyday life.
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April 26, 2012
In the “no focus” area, incremental changes in circumstances make for incremental changes in your feelings about your circumstances. But once your situation catches your attention, changes in your circumstances have an exaggerated effect on your mood. In light of the Focus Illusion, how then should we live?
Woo-free, evidence-based inspiration for living in big integrity.
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July 15, 2013
Comedian Charlie Varon "saves" his audience from worldly despair. Fourteen minutes of entertainment and scientific education culminates in a profound identity shift: we know that we hail from a long and persistent ancestry. And we owe it to the past to secure a viable future.
Reviewing the latest news on the science of human origins and the technologies of human transformation.
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January 15, 2013
Overwhelmingly, people think their biggest changes are behind them. It’s as if their present state is the defining moment, when values and personality traits are fully realized and fixed forever.
News, ideas, and analysis from the editors of Metanexus
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February 24, 2014
Metanexus is an invented word to designate a new way of thinking and being in the universe.
Connecting human experience to a cosmic perspective.
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September 27, 2012
I’ve been noticing a disturbing disconnect at the heart of political discussions, particularly where religion is involved. The issue boils down to a fact and a question: People disagree. What shall we do about this?

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