Heather Douglas (Waterloo): Pure Science and the Problem of Progress. From Big Questions Online, why should scientists care about religion? Nidhal Guessoum wants to know. Can science deliver the benefits of religion? Tania Lombrozo investigates. What’s God got to do with evolution? Sarah Coakley, Cambridge professor of divinity, discusses how theology throws light on evolution, gender and other issues. Hemant Mehta interviews creationist, filmmaker, and banana-enthusiast Ray Comfort. Out of the smoke of his burning armchair Florida State University philosopher Alfred Mele has been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to get to the bottom of the question for the ages. Four reasons you shouldn’t exist: Dave Goldberg on how physics says you’re an impurity in an otherwise beautiful universe. Ryan O'Hanlon on how to feel about space and time maybe not existing: Don't worry — everything's gonna be fine, you know nothing. Hayley Birch, Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi on the 20 big questions in science: From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know — but we might do soon. From Big Think, a look at 10 examples of settled science that are “controversial”. Elorm Kojo Ntumy, Elsa Moriarty, Josh Hrala on the 6 most intriguing stupid questions answered by science. Michael Shermer on why we should choose science over beliefs.

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