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3 for Thursday: Three 15th-Century Depictions of the Terror of Hell

Three 15th-century depictions of the terror of hell show that fear is a powerful motivator and that hell has been a powerful factor in that for a long time.

Quoted: Emily Dickinson on Interminable Hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -

How the Past Catches Up to You: A Review of The Map Thief

The Map Thief is the true story of a respected map dealer who turns thief and upturns the world of rare maps in the process.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Bonobo Intelligence

Bonobos and humans share about 99% of their genetic material. So perhaps it should surprise us that they are so smart.

Which Religion Takes the Silver Medal in Your State?

With 77 percent of Americans identifying as Christians, you might be wondering what religions take second place. Now you can find out.

Quoted: Jonathan Swift on the Futility of Irrationality

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." ~ Jonathan Swift

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.

This Is How Science Works

BICEP2's experiment shows that science isn't based on the words of an authority or what anyone wants to be true; it is based on evidence.
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