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A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Adam Lee

Big Think Contributor, Daylight Atheism Blog

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Daylight Atheism Is Moving to Patheos

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about 1 year ago

Good morning, everyone! It's a fresh new year, and the winds of change are blowing once again. This is my last post on Big Think. Effective immediately, Daylight Atheism is moving to Patheos. I'm proud to be the newest member of their fine and growing atheist channel, alongside such superlative ...

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Brief Blog Break

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over 1 year ago

Hey all, I have a couple of commitments that have been demanding a lot of my time this week, so blogging has been light. Bear with me - I'll be back on Monday with an announcement!

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over 1 year ago

In an e-mail conversation I had some time ago, a Christian minister attempted to convince me that atheists, despite what they might say, live life on the basis of faith in the same way that Christians do: The life of faith is not completely irrational, nor is the life of rationality without ...