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Can You Be a Scientifically Educated and Buddha Aware Person, and Still Believe in the Self and in Free Will?

I know this goes against the prevailing winds of both science and Buddhism, but what would it be like to hold a naive view of the self and free will? In other words, what if you were to think that, … Continue reading

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Trippy Thought for the Day: Do We Live in a Block Universe?

I have a college textbook on logic and critical thinking (believe it or not!) and it has a discussion of the notion that we might live in a “block universe.” The book I have is its fourth edition, and I checked … Continue reading

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Born Gay? Yet Another Major Scientific Study Finds Differences Between Gay and Straight Brains—And This Study Shows the Differences in Brain Areas that Scientists Believe Have Little Post-Natal Plasticity

On Sept. 11, 2008, Salon.com reported on a new Swedish study that strongly correlates adult sexual orientation with brain differences not subject to significant post-natal plasticity. Money quote: As the accuracy and resolution of brain imaging improve, we can expect … Continue reading

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Gay for brains?

The Washington Post reports today on yet another major study linking homosexuality with brain differences. The evidence is not conclusive, as reading the article fairly notes, but if scientists, over the next twenty years, solidly lock down the evidence that … Continue reading

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