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What Comes After Religion: The Search for Meaning in Secular Life
What Comes After Religion: The Search for Meaning in Secular Life

“We need reminders to be good, places to reawaken awe, something to reawaken our kinder, less selfish impulses…”

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A Graphic Cosmogony: Illustrators Imagine the Origin of the Universe
A Graphic Cosmogony: Illustrators Imagine the Origin of the Universe

From the lyrical to the ludicrous, uncommon takes on how our world came to be.

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Compassion and the Real Meaning of the Golden Rule
Compassion and the Real Meaning of the Golden Rule

“Compassion… asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”

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Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means
Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”

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Einstein’s God: Science,  Free Will, and the Human Spirit
Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit

“How we ask our questions affects the answers we arrive at… Science and religion… ask different kinds of questions altogether, probing and illuminating in ways neither could alone.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read
Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

How to “glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.”

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