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Scripture under the microscope

You've always thought of the Bible as an early science text. You'd like to compare its factual content with what modern experts have to say.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 4:10pm

Book review: The Silence of Animals, by John Gray

Every couple of years or so John Gray presents a new book in which he imparts to us many wise things we seem incapable of heeding.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:46pm

You are here: a little perspective for a Monday morning

A dose of space, and Carl Sagan to cure your Monday morning blues.

18 Feb 2013 - 10:39pm 2 comments

Jack Smart believed consciousness was a direct result of brain processes

Jack Smart, who has died aged 92, changed the course of contemporary philosophy.

11 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

Deep thinkers ponder the biggest question

That question - "Why is there something rather than nothing?" - occupies the centre of Jim Holt's book, which is by turns a philosophical and scientific inquiry, written through a broadly personal lens. 

30 Sep 2012 - 4:43pm

There is always a dark side to love

Is there a particularly French idea about l'amour? Political analyst Agnes Poirier thinks so.

2 Sep 2012 - 8:50am

The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok, Mihaly Kosmos Director: Bela Tarr

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

In so many words

Artist Tsang Kin-wah hasn't held a solo show in Hong Kong since 2005, the year he won the Sovereign Asian Art Prize for one of the works he is still most closely identified with: repetitive swirling floral patterns composed of intricate, tiny texts - often profanities, religious quotes and philosophical references - which envelop entire gallery interiors like psychedelic wallpaper.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael Sandel Allen Lane (e-book)

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Blissful thinking

When your world seems to be falling apart, you can always count on someone telling you to look on the bright side. It's as if positivity is something you can summon at will. But what if happiness really was within your control, and all you needed to do to experience profound joy was to change a few small things in your everyday life?

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am