Are We Really Conscious?


By Rafael Behr OF the three most fundamental scientific questions about the human condition, two have been answered. First, what is our relationship to the rest of the universe? Copernicus answered that one. We’re not at the center. We’re a speck in a large place. Second, what is our relationship to the diversity of life? […]

Would Finding Alien Life Change Religious Philosophies?


By Megan Gannon, News Editor Pin It The nonprofit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence(SETI) Institute’s Allen Telescope Array in California has been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. So far, no aliens have tried to get in touch. The discovery of extraterrestrial beings — be they slimy microbes or little green men — would dramatically change […]