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Qualia, by definition, cannot be scientifically explained. Science, by definition, is an activity concerning that which can be publicly observed and replicated by others. Qualia, by definition, are personal, i.e., not publicly observable. Science will never explain qualia (he said as a scientist). This is not a religious claim (he said as an atheist), it is a logical one.
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The 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard… for Atheists. Posted on December 22, 2011 by Hemant Mehta. The Secular Coalition for America has just published a report card for the 2012 presidential candi...
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CINCINNATI—In a serious miscalculation that may prove devastating to his bid for a second term, President Barack Obama neglected Tuesday to simplify a statement to the point where it could readily be ...
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When it comes to God, religion, the ever-trendy search-for-meaning or purpose, even atheism, millions simply say, 'So what.'
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I have sometimes used an analogy that compared a person who viewed scripture as the final word in morality to a doctor who viewed Hippocrates as the final word in medicine. That hypothetical doctor would be considered entirely and obviously incompetent in the practice medicine in the 21st century. In fact, he would be banned from medical practice - deemed a threat to the wellbeing of would-be patients. He may claim that the writings of Hippocrat...
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Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say
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A team of scientists is reegineering cells to create a mirror image of life on Earth. Could it bring a new branch of biology or a new ice age?
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