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Robert Sapolsky on the Uniqueness of Humans

Sapolsky’s talk begins at 5:00 after an introduction by the Stanford Provost. The neuroendocrinologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky has been one of my primary scientific influences and the reason I pursued my masters and PhD in primate behavior and evolution. Not only is he a brilliant researcher and writer, he’s also a genuinely kind and…

The Feeling of What Happens

The “Revelation” as described by St. John, though likely inspired through the use of hallucinogens (see The Mystery of Manna). The title for this post comes from a terrific book by the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, but I think it’s appropriate for a discussion on faith, feeling and reason. Francis Collins’ nomination as Director of the…