This Week's Interview

Philae probe landing on a comet, November 2014

the Incompatibility of Religion and Science

Jerry Coyne

Embracing a scientific worldview excludes the possibility of also believing in God, says the evolutionary biologist. He picks Five Books that help explain why this is the case. 

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Book of the Day


Journey to the West

by Anthony C Yu

“Journey to the West, in four volumes, is one of the great picaresque novels in world literature, often uproariously funny and filled with all manner of magical derring-do – even better than Harry Potter”

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