Writer Pankaj Mishra traces the roots of contemporary political rage back to a surprising source: the 18th century Enlightenment.
In 2015, Mingyur Rinpoche completed a four and a half year wandering retreat, an experience that nearly killed him. He told Steve Paulson about the incredible journey, and the meditative insights he learned along the way.
Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.
Can psychedelics help you find God? Clinical psychologist Bill Richards thinks so.
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Evolutionary biologists Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson joined Steve Paulson to explore how group selection can explain altruism.
Can you fall in love with anyone? Maybe, if you ask the right questions.
A garden, a tree, an apple and a serpent. The story of Adam and Eve is as old as sin. But it’s a lot more than a Bible story.More
In a new book called "Born Bad," historian James Boyce argues that the concept of original sin is the foundation of Western thought.
For theologist Danielle Shroyer, what happened in the Garden of Eden is a story of original blessing.