Cosmologists are making startling discoveries, with real data enabling deep theories about the beginning and end of our universe and informed speculations about various kinds...
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...
Dark energy, the repulsive energy of empty space, was one of the most unexpected and astonishing discoveries in recent science. Most scientists had expected that the...
Can art inform the classic mind-body problem? While the relationship between mental activity and physical brain continues to baffle, can the existence and process of art...
What is happening in our brains when we perceive and appreciate the arts? What are the neural substrates of artistic sensations, feelings and emotions? How do diverse arts...
We know the age of the universe, how stars were born, how galaxies were formed. But does the cosmos have meaning? Not make-believe, feel-good meaning, but real meaning with...
Why is there a world, a cosmos, something, anything instead of absolutely nothing at all? If nothing existed, there would be, well, ‘nothing’ to explain. To have...
The universe works for us because deep physical laws seem to work. But if the values of these laws would much change, in either direction, then all we see and know could not...
Everything in the universe has a beginning, but how can the universe as a whole have a start date? Does a universal commencement make sense? What would it possibly mean?
Can art go beyond the pleasures of experience to convey knowledge or even understanding? If so, what could be the kinds of knowledge or understanding made manifest by art?...