Category Archives: Evolution

Should We Trust Our Gut? : The Idealization of Intuition and Instinct

IT is common to hear advice that amounts to “going with your gut”, “trusting your instincts” or “following your intuition.” But these suggestions seem to indicate that the answers we arrive at through careful thought are sometimes (or perhaps usually) … Continue reading

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About: Religion, God, and Spirituality

At first glance, it may seem obvious that the bigger religions are more likely to be the one true religion, but on the other hand, no religion represents more than 50% of the population today, so clearly whatever God or Gods are out there didn’t care too much about making their message easy to discover. … Either, they want to attain the reward their religion offers (e.g. heaven), they want to avoid their religion’s punishments (e.g. hell), they want to avoid social ostracization, they want to be thought of as a pious and good person, they want to feel like a good person, they enjoy following the religious rules, or they feel like they owe something to their God or gods and follow religious laws out of a sense of obligation.

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Are There Aliens in the Universe?

IT is manifestly ridiculous to think that strange beings (perhaps with tentacles, three eyes, or infrared vision) are now blazing through the expanses of space in massive, nuclear powered spaceships. But of course, many ideas that sounded absurd at first … Continue reading

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