Lawrence Rifkin’s publications

Meaning of Life, in 3 Minutes“, YouTube video, July 2017

Evolution Will Change How You See The World“, YouTube video, Sept. 2015

Was Darwin Really a Genius?“, Huffington Post, June 11, 2015.

Darwin: The Movie“, Scientific American Guest Blog, April 12, 2015.

The Logic and Beauty of Cosmological Natural Selection“, Scientific American Guest Blog, June 10, 2014.

The Time of Our Lives: Human Awareness in the Context of Cosmic Time“, Scientific American Guest Blog, March 9, 2014.

10 Sublime Wonders of Science“, Scientific American Guest Blog, Oct. 8, 2013.

The Survival of Humanity,” Scientific American Guest Blog, Sept. 13, 2013.

My Ancestors Slept Here,” Scientific American Guest Blog, July 23, 2013.

Recent Miracles You May Have Missed,” Skeptical Inquirer, May/June, 2013.

Is the Meaning of Your Life to Make Babies?” Scientific American Guest Blog, March 24, 2013.

Amoxicillin — Humdrum? Or Miraculous?” Scientific American Guest Blog, Feb. 1, 2013.

Patients and Evolutionary History,” Scientific American Guest Blog, Jan. 25, 2013.

ADHD and Mind Enhancement Contemporary Pediatrics, August, 2012.

“Cranks, Behinds, and God,” Free Inquiry, February/March, 2012.

What About Hope?The Humanist, Jan/Feb, 2012.

Human Experience of TranscendenceThe New Humanism, Sept. 2011.

“Humanism?  What’s That?” Free Inquiry, June/July, 2011.

The Paragraph I Wish Sam Harris Would Write“, Free Inquiry, Feb/March 2011.

Predictions about the Future of Pediatrics,” Contemporary Pediatrics, Jan. 2011.

Keep Your Eyes on the Stars,” Free Inquiry, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011.

Wonders, Not Miracles,” The Humanist, July/August, 2010.

The Vital Spark,”  Free Inquiry, April/May, 2010.

On being a pediatrician,” Contemporary Pediatrics, January, 2010.

Sublime Naturalism, final,” Free Inquiry, August/September, 2009.

Matter of Trust,” Medical Economics, January 9, 2009. (Grand Prize Winner, 2008 Doctors’ Writing Contest)

Humanism Meaning and Wonder,”  Free Inquiry, October/November 2008.

Evolutionary Humanism for a New Era,” Free Inquiry, June/July 2008.

Still A Privilege To Be A Doctor,” Medical Economics, March 21, 2008.

The Immunological Impact of Nuclear War,” in The Medical Implications of Nuclear War (National Academy of Sciences Press, 1986).


6 thoughts on “Lawrence Rifkin’s publications

  1. Sam Harris is holding a competition on his website for the best essay in argument against The Moral Landscape. I’m an avid Harris fan, never doubt a word he says, but your essay “The Paragraph I Wish Sam Harris Would Write” is one I would consider to be an extremely good candidate. Take a look at the competition, there’s money to be won regardless of whether he agrees with the essay as long as it’s better than everyone else’s.

    Enjoying your humanism blogs, did you know that Steven Pinker tweeted your “10 Sublime Wonders of Science“? Great stuff, look forward to seeing more.

  2. Is procreation the only purpose of the human species?
    On the purpose and the meaning of life for us as a a species and as an individual. Pleasure purpose and empathy with ourselves, the world and others. The gift we leave is that of continuity, and appearing unlimited possibility. For example, when music is created with lyrics, are the lyrics the song, or the music and the lyrics? Are the lyrics simply inviting us in the song, the wave to the wings, so we can move forward, and is the song not eternal after we leave. Is that not a contribution to to the world. The song is the lyrics and the music for we as individuals are an instrument too and instrumental waves ( ie. guitar, and voice) combine and so each song sung is always different even though it may be the same. This song connects in the moment to others and so the music brings us to oursekves and to others simultaneously, and into the ocean of life, now and forever. And that is why .Thank you for your article. Bluesea xoxo

  3. This song connects in the moment to others and so the music brings us to ourselves and to others simultaneously, and into the ocean of life, now and forever. And that is why .Thank you for your article. Bluesea xoxo (corrected)

  4. Some people wrote that music is the paint of the Soul, but some Humans do not believe in soul, music could be harmonic sound waves, but with a metric in amplitude and phase (rhythm), if you introduce a music tone that is out of tone and phase, your ears can be terrible not pleased, no matter if hip hop or reggae-ton composers sell millions of CD you can call it music, more often that kind of music reflects the paint of their soul and their lyrics reflect the low evolution level of their minds, although his fame and fortune indicate a different picture with colors…

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