The mind consists of sensations, thoughts, cogitations, intentions, feelings. How could these inner mental capacities, these felt experiences, be produced by the three pounds...
How special is the human mind? What is human mind compared to animal minds? These questions have long vexed philosophers. Now, if God exists, would these questions change? If...
Here’s the big question about consciousness, our inner experience of what things feel like. Is consciousness a product of the physical world alone? Because if...
The search for meaning and purpose is humanity’s never-ending quest. It is said that “How Questions” belong to the realm of science, but “Why...
Why is free will one of the hardest problems in philosophy? What are the core issues of free will and why do they seem to defy resolution? Most philosophers are pretty sure...
Religions offer life after death. Many people are skeptical. Evidence for post-mortem survival? Again, skeptics abound. Can death ever be defeated? Are these possible ways?
Consciousness is the great mystery of inner awareness. Where does it exist? Humans, obviously. Animals? Which animals? Chimps, elephants, dolphins, dogs? Termites, snails,...
As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. How they make their magic is just astonishing. How can 100 billion or so neurons, each with...
As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. How they make their magic is just astonishing.
Why is there a world, a cosmos, something-instead of absolutely nothing at all? Of all the big questions, this is the biggest. Why? What can we learn from...
The stunning realization that there may be multiple universes has progressed from speculative metaphysics (or science fiction) to serious theoretical cosmology to data-rich...
Throughout history, dreams have fascinated and mystified. Messages from God? Images of the subconscious? Much about dreams is myth. What’s real? Science is now studying...