What is closer to truth? -- Is science fiction science? -- Why is music so significant? -- Is consciousness an illusion? -- How does the autistic brain work? -- Does psychiatry have a split personality? -- Who gets to validate alternative medicine? -- Microbes, friend or foe? -- Testing new drugs : are people guinea pigs? -- How does order arise in the universe? -- How weird is the cosmos? -- Is the universe full of life? -- Will computers take a quantum leap? -- How does basic science support national security? -- Can religion withstand technology? -- Can we believe in both religion and science?