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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.

3 for Thursday: 3 Studies on the Problem of Religious Identity

New studies say something about religious identity and their perils in family, job prospects in the American South, and in defining a country.

Stephen King on Books as Magic

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing