Call all-that-exists “something.” Why is there “something” rather than “nothing”? The question haunts me. Why is there anything at all?
Free will seems so obvious. Whatever I want to do, I just do. But could ‘I’ be fooled? Some say that free will is an illusion, and they back up their claim with...
Our human sense is that our will is fully free. Our scientific sense is that every action is determined by a prior action. Free will versus determinism is a big question,...
How does consciousness weave its magical web of inner awareness—appreciating music, enjoying art, feeling love? Even when all mental functions may be explained, the great...
Why do we dream? What is the purpose of sleep? Neuroscientist Robert Stickgold discusses his new book, When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep.
How does consciousness weave its magical web of inner awareness-appreciating music, enjoying art, feeling love? Even when all mental functions may be explained, the great...
To solve the great mystery ‘Why does Anything At All Exist?’, many invoke ‘God’. But isn’t God also ‘Anything’? How could God be the reason why there is...
If all that exists—everything imaginable, physical and nonphysical—is ‘something’. Why is there ‘something’ rather than ‘nothing’?...
Why is there a world that works so well? How does the cosmos generate diversity and opportunity? A major reason is innumerable regularities, which we call laws of nature,...
The search for meaning and purpose is humanity’s never-ending quest. Some say that ‘how’ questions belong to the realm of science, but ‘why’...