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Religion Without God - NYTimes.com
Even atheists find that ritual helps them make sense of the world.
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21 days ago by joeshirley
Redefining Mental Illness - NYTimes.com
New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.
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21 days ago by joeshirley
When Things Happen That You Can’t Explain - NYTimes.com
Are remarkable, unexpected experiences evidence of the supernatural?
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21 days ago by joeshirley
Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia - The Daily Beast
Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.
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4 weeks ago by joeshirley
A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life | Quanta Magazine
An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.
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5 weeks ago by joeshirley
Game Theory Explains How Cooperation Evolved | Quanta Magazine
A new solution to the prisoner’s dilemma, a classic game theory scenario, has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology.
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5 weeks ago by joeshirley
Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman | Science | The Guardian
The long read: Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots
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6 weeks ago by joeshirley
How smart language helped end Seattle’s paralyzing bikelash | PeopleForBikes
Instead of cyclists, people biking. Instead of accident, collision. Instead of cycle track, protected bike lane.
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6 weeks ago by joeshirley
The real Indiana Jones on why Western civilization is a bubble
Bill Gates may think we're living in the greatest time in history. But the same elements of our society that have allowed Western civilization to succeed also spell its impending collapse. Anthropologist Ted Fischer interviews fellow Vanderbilt anthropologist Arthur Demarest for some perspective on why we're in trouble.
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12 weeks ago by joeshirley
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may
be the underlying cause of phobias
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december 2014 by joeshirley
The Dawn of System Leadership | Stanford Social Innovation Review
To solve society's most pressing problems requires a system leader who can catalyze collective leadership. Includes magazine extras.
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december 2014 by joeshirley
There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans – Aeon
For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong
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december 2014 by joeshirley
BBC - Future - The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts
When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.
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december 2014 by joeshirley
A Neat Inversion | Charles Eisenstein
As an American visiting South Africa I was struck by the near ubiquity of domestic servants among white South Africans. Households that are in all other ways
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december 2014 by joeshirley
The Protester — Matter — Medium
Who are the people who have taken over Ferguson, protesting the killing of Michael Brown day after day? Meet Frankie. He…
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december 2014 by joeshirley
The Soul of Cowardice - NYTimes.com
In the annals of history, courage is common, but a cowardly man is hard to find.
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december 2014 by joeshirley
Embodied cognition: Metaphors about the physical world help us reason.
Have you ever deburred a dog? I have, and that distinctive experience (the dog in question was a black hound mix, and the burrs were like brownish green stars in his fur) was responsible for some regrettable lines of poetry I wrote while in college: “When the alarm went off,...
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december 2014 by joeshirley
Confessions of a Mortician — Matter — Medium
Caleb Wilde wants to reacquaint us all with the uncomfortable, eye-opening realities of death.
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december 2014 by joeshirley
The new threat: 'Racism without racists' - CNN.com
Here's why a "national conversation on race" after Ferguson may not work. Whites and people of color speak a different language about racism. We translate.
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november 2014 by joeshirley
The Most Dangerous Idea in Mental Health - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
The belief that hidden memories can be "recovered" in therapy should have been exorcised years ago.
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november 2014 by joeshirley
The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science — Mother Jones — Medium
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
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november 2014 by joeshirley
Dear Privileged-at-Princeton: You. Are. Privileged. And Meritocracy Is a Myth. | TIME
I realized that I had just witnessed an attempt at checking privilege that was so unsuccessful it was borderline satirical.
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november 2014 by joeshirley
Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege | TIME
Behind every success, large or small, there is a story, and it isn’t always told by sex or skin color.
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november 2014 by joeshirley
A Gentleman’s Guide To Street Harassment — Human Parts — Medium
Imagine a single drop of water, clinging to the lip of a faucet, a prism of light rainbows running through it, and then …
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november 2014 by joeshirley
Quantum Mechanics and the Fabric of Our Universe - Scientific American
Theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed will present a free live Webcast on the latest insights into the nature of spacetime from the quantum world
 
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november 2014 by joeshirley
Inside The Landmark Forum | Karin Badt
"You're lying. You don't love your daughter. Go kill yourself. No, that's not good enough. Get cancer. Make it last for 29 years so you suffer and die." This scene begins the 2004 French Channel Three report on the Landmark Education Forum ...
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november 2014 by joeshirley
The Tyranny of Stuctureless
The Tyranny of Stuctureless by Jo Freeman
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october 2014 by joeshirley
"All Parts Are Welcome" | The Larger Self -- Richard Schwartz, PhD
We all know about those luminous moments of clarity and balance, in our own lives and in those of our clients, which come briefly now and again. However we get there, we suddenly encounter a feeling of inner plenitude and open heartedness to the world
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october 2014 by joeshirley
The Talk — Matter — Medium
How black parents prepare their young sons for life in America
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october 2014 by joeshirley
Our Lives are Hell - Esquire
The Politics Blog from Esquire features the best daily politics analysis and political blogging from Charles P. Pierce, John H Richardson, Tim Heffernan, Mark Warren and more
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october 2014 by joeshirley
Michael Shermer » Infrequencies
Michael Shermer is often asked if I has ever encountered something that he could not explain. In his October 2014 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael recounts an unexplained experience so mysterious (which one might call the supernatural or paranormal) that it shook his skepticism.
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october 2014 by joeshirley
Michael Shermer » Scientific American
Michael Shermer is often asked if I has ever encountered something that he could not explain. In his October 2014 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael recounts an unexplained experience so mysterious (which one might call the supernatural or paranormal) that it shook his skepticism.
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october 2014 by joeshirley
How America Can Finally Learn to Deal With Its Impulses - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
The ability to delay gratification has been held up as the one character trait to rule them all.
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october 2014 by joeshirley
Why You Might Not Be Ready For The Evolved Man You Say You Want | Mark Groves
Are you truly ready for the evolved and mindfully aware man that you say you want? Here are 6 ways he will be different than any man you have ever met before.
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september 2014 by joeshirley
Movement can improve digital education
Research shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements into digital education can improve learning.
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september 2014 by joeshirley
What Coke Contains — Medium
The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents…
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september 2014 by joeshirley
When Scientists Give Up : Shots - Health News : NPR
They were talented, idealistic risk-takers on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk-takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
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september 2014 by joeshirley
Praise feels good, but negativity is stronger – Jacob Burak – Aeon
Humans are wired for bad news, angry faces and sad memories. Is this negativity bias useful or something to overcome?
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september 2014 by joeshirley
To fair-minded proponents of #GamerGate: — Medium
A few nights ago, I spent several hours asking questions, and patiently reading the answers, of a dozen so of your fello…
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september 2014 by joeshirley
The steel man of #GamerGate — The Message — Medium
In a toxic internet argument, I found a glimmer of hope for public deliberation.
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september 2014 by joeshirley
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