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For Grumpy Cat, a random internet post led to global fame and red carpet appearances. Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Memetics and the science of going viral

This scientific field suggests people have been passing along memes since long before the birth of the internet. What makes one bit of culture take off, while another sinks from sight?
Lots of scientists see things in different ways, but that doesn’t undermine its authority. Dan Tentler/Flickr

Why should we place our faith in science?

Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.
Sharing advances in knowledge is a universal human desire, whether you see the light or not. Aristocrats-hat

God, why do scientists have such a hang-up with religion?

A recent post by The Conversation columnist Rob Brooks, Analytic thinking erodes religious belief, is just another in a long line of articles, books and opinion pieces seeking to perpetuate the myth that…

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