“Quantum” is the theory of the utterly small. “Cosmology” is the study of the utterly large. They combine, remarkably, when in the very early universe the entire...
Humans are obviously far more capable than other animals. There’s no comparison in personal capacities and social achievement. But what physically distinguishes humans?...
The man-made creations we call art and music have the amazing ability to make you happy, to bring you to tears, to raise your passion and soothe your soul. But why is it that...
What does it mean to have an ‘afterlife’? Are there different kinds of afterlives? What would it feel like to be in an afterlife? If one samples the various...
In the last thousand years, we’ve been transported from knights on horses to kids on computers. Life and how we live has been incredibly transformed, but humanity has...
The claim that human beings have or are an ‘immortal soul’ goes back to the ancient Greeks, if not further. In a pre-scientific world, it would seem absurd for...