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Sam Harris: Iconoclast or bigot?

To a liberal, educated public, stalwart atheist and PEN Award winner Sam Harris may come off as a brave iconoclast. But if you take a look at Jackson Lears’s “Same Old New Atheism: On Sam Harris” at the Nation‘s website, you may come away concluding he’s a retrograde bigot. In discussing Harris’s 2010 work, The […]

By James Shaheen

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Dinosaurs in Thailand

On Monday the Science section of the New York Times published “Old Bones Yield a New Age of Dinosaurs in Thailand,” an article that reveals Thailand’s rich prehistoric past. According to the Times, Thailand was “teeming” with dinosaurs starting around 200 million years ago. Now, during periods of heavy rain, giant dinosaur bones wash ashore […]

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The Singularity and Buddhism

The New York Times published an article a few days ago about the Singularity—a time in the future when a superior intelligence dominates and life becomes something so different that we can’t predict what.

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Brooks has Buddhism on the Brain

Maybe I can interview him for Tricycle. Discussing Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, he David Brooks writes: Most successful people also have a phenomenal ability to consciously focus their attention. We know from experiments with.

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