Theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman gives us a whirlwind tour of the cutting edge ideas and research that explores the molecular basis of the evolution of life. He describes how self-reproducing molecular systems emerge spontaneously with the help of autocatalytic sets, and declares that life cannot be predicted, and is absolutely beyond physics.
The ancient Greeks dove into this question. But what do modern scientists think?
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a string of autoimmune diseases
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
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