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John Cleese
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"...delving into the Islamic Golden Age, when the arts, sciences and mathematics flourished in the Muslim world as much of Western Europe fell into the Dark Ages. So I was delighted to hear that he has a new book: Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics. And he was kind enough to answer a few questions for the cocktail party." By Jennifer Ouellette | October 9, 2012

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September 23, 1926, Hamlet - July 17, 1967, Long Island

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The celebrated New York University philosopher reviews a new book by Christian epistemologist Alvin Plantinga.

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Oxford University Press

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Philip Roth writes an open letter to Wikipedia about his novel "The Human Stain"

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Nature mingles with math, to breathtaking results...

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...For several decades, one of the central results of game theory has seemed to be that self-interest can drive social cooperation, because in the long term, selfish behaviour hurts you as much as your competitors. Last May, two leading physicists, William Press of the University of Texas at Austin and Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, argued otherwise. They showed how, in the classic ‘game’ called the iterated prisoner’s dilemma, in which cooperation between players was thought to be a winning strategy, it is possible to be successfully selfish...
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