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19-Year-Old Isaac Newton’s List of Sins
19-Year-Old Isaac Newton’s List of Sins

What mother’s box of plums and sugar has to do with settling the age-old tension between science and religion.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Scientists on God, Part 2
Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Scientists on God, Part 2

What uniform motion has to do with religion, or what Galileo can teach us about consciousness.

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Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God
Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God

Decoding divinity, or what the great intellectuals of our time have to say about science and spirituality.

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The Internet Is My Religion: Jim Gilliam on the Divinity of the Web
The Internet Is My Religion: Jim Gilliam on the Divinity of the Web

Startups, spirituality and why connectedness is next to godliness.

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Tantra Song: Rare 17th-Century Indian Paintings That Look Like 20th-Century Western Art
Tantra Song: Rare 17th-Century Indian Paintings That Look Like 20th-Century Western Art

What a deadly bus accident has to do with Paul Klee, Paris, and the poetry of abstraction.

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The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science
The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science

What Scandinavian folklore has to do with DNA, or how to myth-bust creationism with the poetry of science.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith
7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith

What the magician Penn Gillette has to do with a ring of earth 700 miles north of the equator.

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How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal

Philosophy, entrepreneurship, and what classic spiritual movements have to do with modern geeks.

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