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Dec 5th 2016

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects of surviving the death of the body. Why are soul and afterlife beliefs so common in human history? Are there adaptive advantages to assuming souls exist?

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Oct 27th 2016

Learn about the evolutionary origins of the human mind by comparing our cognitive features to chimpanzees, our closest living relative. The human mind is an evolutionary product, just like the body. However, the mind does not remain in fossil form like bones and teeth. Therefore, to better study and understand our minds their evolutionary origins we need to compare our cognitive features with those of different living primates.

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Oct 5th 2015

We understand the world — and our selves — through stories. Then some of those hopes and fears become the world.

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There is no more salient topic in the global information age than the human condition, including learning, behavior and dysfunction.

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