In the early 1930s, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was bored: bored with his teaching job, bored with the state of philosophy, bored with his lack of life experience. So he traveled to Berlin for a year, where he studied philosophy and laid the foundations for the intellectual hybrid that became modern existentialism. The question that preoccupied […]
A recent study reported that middle-aged adults who attended religious services were half as likely to die prematurely. Is religion truly a miracle drug?
The World Science Festival just wrapped earlier this month. Here’s 4 top World Science Festival sessions that ORBITER recommends.
If people who experience near-death experiences have less fear of death, could an out-of-body experience through virtual simulation lead to the same result?
Recently my 5-year-old daughter saw E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the first time. It was, when I too was 5, the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I remembered the trail of Reese’s Pieces, the convenient Halloween costumes, the epic bike chase, and the tear-jerking glowing-finger ending when (spoiler alert) E.T. boards the ship […]
Here are five ORBITER-recommended podcasts sure to challenge your thinking on what it means to be human in this world.