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Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson talks with Steve Paulson about the difficulty of reconciling science and religion.


We talk with E.O. Wilson about the growing rift between science and religion. We'll also get a very different take on religious belief from historian Garry Wills, author of "What Jesus Meant."

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Rebuilding has gone on in New Orleans, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and other places devastated by natural disasters. But what kind of structures are going up? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, green architects and designers talk about building for the future. Also, a look at the latest...

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Ice is amazing stuff. A few cubes in a glass and you have a refreshing drink. A light glaze on a highway and you have a tragedy waiting to happen. In this hour of To The Best Of Our Knowledge, a visit with a woman who knows pretty much all there is to know about ice. And, where there's ice,...


Do animals have culture? The orangutans of Sumatra certainly do. They've learned how to fish honey out of tiny termite nests, and to scoop the pulpy food out of razor-sharp fruits. What's more, they've passed on this knowledge to their offspring. Now, scientists think these primates may offer...

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Why do bad things happen to good people? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll explore the question: a random act of chance? God's will? Or, as Bob Dylan put it, "a simple twist of fate"?

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A conversation with "rational mystic," physicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Social scientists are finding that generating happiness in your life may have less to do with an arbitrary number — like your bank account or how many Instagram followers you have — and more to do with how well you connect with the people around you.


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