Listen to Bertrand Russell and F.C. Copleston debate the existence of god

As philosophical debates go, it doesn't get much better than this. On January 28, 1948, British logician Betrand Russel faced off against Jesuit priest F.C. Copleston on BBC radio in a now-famous debate over the existence of god, and the metaphysical and moral implications of a god-governed (or godless) universe.… »11/15/12 12:40pm11/15/12 12:40pm

Religion can improve your self-control — even if you don't believe in God

Think your beliefs preclude you from being influenced by religious thoughts? Think again. Psychologists at Queen's University have demonstrated that test subjects who are primed to think subconsciously about religion — including agnostics and atheists — actually perform better at tasks requiring self-control than… »5/17/12 2:28pm5/17/12 2:28pm