The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane by Matthew Hutson Penguin Publishing, 2012 305 Pages (Kindle) Available Amazon Powell’s There was a man I knew who would say “Lord willing” before doing anything of significance. Before a major trip: “I’m going on vacation, Lord willing.” Before
According to statistics, faithlessness in America is a growing trend. The numbers are beginning to show that unbelief is on the rise and there are closed church buildings to demonstrate that reality. “Crises of Faith by the Numbers (and Dashes)” (my first article for the local hub of the Religion News Service, ToledoFAVS.com) is
The Physical Nature of Christian Life: Neuroscience, Psychology, and the Church by Warren S. Brown and Brad D. Strawn Cambridge University Press, 2012 200 Pages (Kindle) Available Amazon Powells In September of 2011, I wrote an article for The Huffington Post in which I questioned whether evangelical theology can evolve with science (“Can Evangelical Theology Evolve with
I’ve long had a love for underdogs. I suppose it has something to do with being raised on Rocky movies and westerns, but I love the story of the person who accomplishes the unexpected and improbable. Anyone that turns the tables on the overly-entitled or powerful by fulfilling a legacy they chose for themselves
Let me just say right up front, I find bonobo behavior fascinating. With the arrival of the sequenced human genome, scientists began looking at the genetic makeup of just about everything they could get their hands on, but especially those creatures that evolutionary biologists have long seen as our closest relatives—chimps and bonobos. We
My newest, “C. S. Lewis on Discarding Old Ideas for New Ones,” is up at The Huffington Post. In case you ever wanted to know more about the title and theme of this blog, this article will explain it.
Radiolab podcasts are addictive. When there is too much time between episodes, I get serious withdrawal symptoms. Most TV shows do not entertain and enlighten like Radiolab podcasts do, and so it is time to provide a shout-out for the show here on The Discarded Image. If The Discarded Image is a blog about
Below are three books about you. New scientist’s CultureLab has three short reviews up of books that encounter the question of personal identity (“Neuroscience clues to who you aren’t“). What I like about the selection of books being reviewed are the angles from which they come at the question, or at least the angle