Man vs. God. “We commissioned Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins to respond independently to the question “Where does evolution leave God?” Neither knew what the other would say. Here are the results.”
Month: August 2013
Are our brains wired for math?
Numbers guy. “According to Stanislas Dehaene, humans have an inbuilt ‘number sense’ capable of some basic calculations and estimates. The problems start when we learn mathematics and have to perform procedures that are anything but instinctive.”
Free will: now you have it, now you don’t. “I was a free man until they brought the dessert menu around.” Good review of ideas about free will. More here.
Is morality a peculiarly human thing?