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19 November 2018

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M.I.A. gives nation bird

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Culturally Determined

Was Stan Lee our Shakespeare?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Jeet Heer assess the legacy of the work created by Lee with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics.

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What is “compatibilism”?

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Philosopher Eddy Nahmias lays out the view that free will and determinism can be reconciled.

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The DMZ

“Be patient, young Democrats!”

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Bill Scher argues that after the midterm win, there’s no urgent need to replace Nancy Pelosi as a party leader.

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Don’t be the alpha dog

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Animal behaviorist Rebecca Lohnes explains how a flawed study of wolves led to bad ideas about how to train dogs.

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Having a beer with Jesus

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Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann talks about the phenomenon of a “hyper-real God” that she encountered in American evangelical churches.

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