Why the multiverse is religion, not science.

Today I want to explain why the multiverse is religion. This is not a polemical argument and it is not meant as an insult. But believing in the multiverse is logically equivalent to believing in god, therefore it’s religion, not science. To see why, let me pull together what I Continue Reading

Religion and Law: John Witte – Conversations with History

– [Voiceover] This program is a presentation of UCTV for educational and non-commercial use only. (upbeat electronic music) – Welcome to a conversation with history, I’m Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is John Witte, who is the Jonas Robitscher professor of law, the Alonzo Continue Reading

News Wrap: Democracy supporters in Hong Kong form human chain extending 25 miles

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The government of Brazil moved to deploy troops tomorrow to rein in raging wildfires across the Amazon rain forest. William Brangham reports. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Large parts of the Amazon are being engulfed in record-breaking flames. More than 9,500 fires have broken out this Continue Reading

Jürgen Habermas on Ritual, Nationalism, and Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere

– In the first place, I’m no longer a real sociologist, otherwise I would obviously share this diffuse notion of ritual. I have a very narrowly defined conception I have a very narrowly defined conception of ritual, like Martin (unintelligible), it refers only to practices of facing and encountering and Continue Reading

Is Democracy In Peril? Yes.

[applause] John Battelle: Let’s talk about politics, shall we? These are all extraordinary people and as we reset behind me, I want to set the scene. For the last two days, we’ve had a roundtable here at the St. Regis with the Club de Madrid World Leadership Alliance, which is Continue Reading

Experts say white nationalists target the lonely, disenfranchised for recruitment

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Anthropology of the Dutch: socialism in the Netherlands

Among all the nations and people I visited… I never met a stranger breed than the Dutch. Not just one people, but a tombola of cultures, clubs and groups. With strange tribes and exotic communities. Like the classical ethnologists before me, I will visit them… measure them… dissect and scrutinize Continue Reading

Richard Wolff on the Chinese form of Socialism

Early on the Chinese decided (the end of the last century the beginning of this one) to hitch their economic wagon to the world market, to become the producer of goods and services for sale around the world. And in order to do that they had to build industries that Continue Reading

The 18 Religions That Make Up Lebanon’s Government

While there are many religious theocracies and secular democracies around the world, very few countries have found a way to bridge the gap between religion and politics. But in Lebanon, not only does there exist a democracy within a larger religious structure, there are actually 18 official religions built into Continue Reading

What is Berserk’s Take on Religion?

Berserk is a story with very clear religious allusions and inspirations. From the factions of organized worship touched on throughout the plot to the ironic religious imagery portrayed through both Guts and Griffith, this is a piece of work absolutely rich with symbolism about the topic. And while there are Continue Reading