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War and hockey, although they tap into innate human aggression, are both learned, culturally-driven behaviors.
Blogger “Bee” Hossenfelder is not afraid to sting her fellow physicists.
The late Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, was a paradoxical figure, who once said Freud was his favorite theorist of mind.
A new report on a massacre of hunter–gatherers in Africa is consistent with the claim that war, far from being an inborn trait that evolved millions of years ago, is a recent cultural invention
Physics, which decades ago seemed capable of answering the deepest mysteries of existence, is now just recycling once-exciting ideas
A misprint played a crucial role in the origin of the controversial 1996 book The End of Science.
Just because algorithms inspired by Bayes’ theorem can mimic human cognition doesn’t mean our brains employ similar algorithms.
Bayes’s theorem, touted as a powerful method for generating knowledge, can also be used to promote superstition and pseudoscience
In spite of countless prophesies that science is about to transform our bodies and minds, we humans remain stubbornly resistant to change
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Clinton has accused Trump of aiding ISIS recruitment, but she has also contributed to the problem of Muslim militancy.
In the darkest time of year, religious rituals can help even non-believers see that life is a miracle.