As children, many of us were cautioned not to judge another person until we had walked a mile in their shoes. This simple aphorism is meant, and taken, in two ways. 979 more words
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I didn’t plan to write about whether God chooses us (election, predestination) or whether we choose him (free will, determinism).
Today, I was going to write about other choices. 1,901 more words
Sam Harris is a best-selling author who writes about neuroscience, free will, religion and morality. He is a dedicated atheist of the Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens variety, but nonetheless believes there is something to be said for spirituality. 773 more words
“Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here’s why they’re wrong.” This is Paul Bloom’s very good review of neuroscience’s claim that we are biochemical puppets and social psychology’s demonstration that factors we are unaware of influence our thoughts and acts. 50 more words