It’s tempting to think science gives a God’s-eye view of reality. But we forget the place of human experience at our peril.
* With Adam Frank and Evan Thompson

- Aeon
January 8, 2019

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The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature’s deepest questions.

- Nature
May 9, 2018

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Here is a question you don’t think about everyday: where did the stuff you’re made of come from? We know we are made of cells, and cells are made of molecules, and molecules are made of different atoms. But where do the atoms come from? 

- KidSpirit Online
October 14, 2014

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Is reality something "out there"—something we simply perceive through our senses? Or is it something "in here"—derivative of the inner workings of the brain?

- The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 8, 2014

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If there is a final truth out there, it’s beyond us. Science works under strict boundaries, and as hard as we may try, we can’t go beyond them. To know all answers, we need to start by knowing all questions. And that is simply impossible. Our view of the world will always be incomplete.

- The Washington Post
July 14, 2014

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Modern science, traditionally considered guilty of reducing our existence to a pointless accident in an indifferent universe, is actually saying the opposite

- This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
March 2012

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Are physicists wasting their time hunting for a theory that unites the forces of nature? Marcelo, once an enthusiast in the quest, wonders if it’s just wishful thinking.

- COSMOS
January 27, 2011

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Look into a mirror and you'll simultaneously see the familiar and the alien: an image of you, but with left and right reversed.

- Seed
September 7, 2010

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The time has come to shift our focus. During the past few decades, a new way of thinking about the natural world has emerged that emphasizes change and transformation rather than stasis and perfection.

- PowellsBooks.Blog
April 28, 2010

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