A new mathematical explanation of how consciousness and agency arise.
A few years ago, psychologists William Gervais and Ara Norenzayan published one of those eye-catching, headline-grabbing articles that can make an academic career. Specifically, they found that analytical thinking suppressed belief in God. This interesting effect held steady both for “trait” cognitive style (how analytically minded people are in their day-to-day lives) and for “state” cognitive style […]
What if happiness is not circumstantial but volitional? What if happiness is up to us?
Online magazine to explore the intersection of science and meaning.
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The evolution of belief.
How storytelling can help you gain control over life’s disasters.
Why the majority of physicists are on one side of a recent exchange of letters.
Could their behavior be rituals with a spiritual dimension?
Physicist Marcelo Gleiser takes a stab at the question.