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.
What is art? Does it have to be good? Is it up to a museum curator or other expert to decide? If so, how did the first art arise? A leading philosopher chooses the best books on the philosophical questions surrounding art.
On the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the author chooses books that sidestep the politics and "bring us back to the human story - the fact that this was history unfolding in real time."
Americans remember Reagan fondly, but what did the Gipper really stand for? The historian and author of The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s chooses the best books on Ronald Reagan and his time.
The Professor of Education and History says a one-size-fits-all approach to Sex Education cannot function in a globalised world
Religion has an ability to create groups and communities that has yet to be surpassed, argues the author of And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus.
The Professor of History outlines how our understanding of deceit has changed: from a devilish sin in the Middle Ages, to a social necessity in the Enlightenment
Human beings have a tendency to get sucked into dodgy belief systems, often never to escape, argues the philosopher. From UFOs to homeopathic medicine, he chooses books on 'pseudoscience.'
Neurological disorders lead to far more surreal stories than those we find in science-fiction, argues the University of California neuroscientist.
The acting director of the Writing Program at Boston University argues that cowardice can still be part of our ethical vocabulary, but that we must learn from history's mistaken identification of the traumatised as cowards.