Throwing Away the Ladder: Saturday April 3, 2010

The New Scientist and the ladder of consciousness.

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Meditating and Knowing: Sunday January 3, 2010

The limits of the mind, and meditation.

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Mind in the Balance?: Sunday September 13, 2009

A review of B. Alan Wallace’s new book.

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Clamour, and the Love of the World: Monday June 22, 2009

Religion, science and the clamour of the world.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Thursday April 9, 2009

Why those pesky demons are going away any time soon.

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Mystery: Saturday December 20, 2008

Mysteriousness, mysticism and the sciences.

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Rebirth? No. Rebecoming? Yes.: Wednesday December 3, 2008

The incoherence of rebirth

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Dragons and Levitating Monks: Tuesday October 21, 2008

On the elusiveness of the miraculous.

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Michael Frayn on Uncertainty and Motivation: Tuesday October 14, 2008

Uncertainty in Copenhagen.

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The Sciences, the Humanities and the Human Imagination: Tuesday September 23, 2008

Thoughts on consilience and the unity of knowledge.

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Animal Pleasures: Friday June 20, 2008

Do animals experience pleasure? And if so, what are the implications of this?

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Ethics and the Public Understanding of Science: Saturday June 14, 2008

Some thoughts on ethics, public understanding, and scientific research.

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Strokes of Insight?: Friday April 25, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroplasticity and turning off those anger circuits.

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Unconscious Decision Making: Tuesday April 15, 2008

More research into free will.

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The Hard Truths of Science?: Saturday February 23, 2008

Rebelling robots, gene machines, and the utter, hideous meaninglessness of everything.

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Vain, Deluded, Pigheaded, Secretive, Bigoted...: Thursday February 14, 2008

That’s the trouble with the mind – it has a mind of it’s own.

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A Secular Age: Monday January 21, 2008

A review of Charles Taylor’s monumental book A Secular Age

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Meditation as Natural History: Monday January 7, 2008

Meditation, natural history, and medieval books of beasts.

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Marvin Minsky's Dreams of Immortality: Wednesday October 17, 2007

Transhumanism and the salvation of the world.

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My New Brain: Friday July 13, 2007

A note on the pleasures of having a new brain.

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Oi! Are You Looking at My Triangle?: Tuesday March 6, 2007

Attachment to triangles.

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Dennett's Modest Proposal: Tuesday November 14, 2006

Dan Dennett, religion and science.

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Turning off the Lights: Friday October 6, 2006

The sad loss of the night sky…

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The Pope's Astronomer: Thursday May 4, 2006

An evening with the Vatican’s full-time star-gazer!

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Open Investigation: Wednesday November 16, 2005

More on the Dalai Lama and Brain Science.

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Me, me, me, me, meme...: Monday November 14, 2005

Review of Susan Blackmore’s “The Meme Machine”

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Buddhism and Science: Sunday October 9, 2005

Why Buddhism needs science.

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Disillusionment Dharma (Part II): Monday September 5, 2005

Is Buddhism the cause of disillusionment? And what are the rewards of this disenchantment?

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The Dalai Lama and Brain Science: Tuesday August 2, 2005

Scientists protest against Dalai Lama’s invitation to a conference on neuroscience. Is such a protest justified?

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