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    Book Discussion on The Science Delusion

    Curtis White talked about his book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers, in which he argues that authors like Jonah Lehrer, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens are misguided in their faith that science will eventually provide answers to all of the questions we have regarding the nature of human beings and the physical world. The author argued that the debate over religion versus science has left out the historical role of philosophy, art, and culture. During this event, hosted by the Melville House, Mr. White spoke with Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly.

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    Israeli Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked the U.S. for standing with Israel throughout history and outlined his opposition to a possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. 

    The prime minister’s speech was controversial because Republican congressional leaders invited him without the involvement of the Obama administration. At least 50 Democratic members boycotted the address, and Vice President Joe Biden was also not in attendance.

    After House Speaker John Boehner gaveled in the session, C-SPAN cameras showed scenes from the House chamber of members of Congress and other attendees. The prime minister’s speech begins approximately 22 minutes into the program.