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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…

Sam Harris, Francis Collins and the NIH

Science and religion bicker in the backseat. Collin Purrington / Creative Commons With Francis Collins’ nomination as head of the National Institutes of Health I felt it was appropriate to bring up Sam Harris’ letter to the journal Nature objecting to what he called “high-minded squeamishness” on the part of the editors for their praise…