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SciFriday: Westworld and the Nature of Reality

April 27, 2018

Season 2 of the HBO series Westworld debuted this week. It’s well done and will attract a lot of attention, but it frames questions of reality and free will in a way that excludes a supernatural worldview.

SciFriday: The Little Ice Age

March 23, 2018

From the Great Plague of London to the Netherlands becoming a world power: How climate change between the 13th and 19th centuries shaped world history.

SciFriday: Sci-Fi Gods

February 2, 2018

The recent Superman movies remind us that science fiction has a powerful impact on what our culture thinks about the supernatural realm.

SciFriday: Human Brain Cells in Rats

November 10, 2017

Scientists have implanted human brain organoids–clumps of human brain cells–into rats to see if they would communicate with the animals’ brains. They did.

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