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Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/ — Read on blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/

2018-10-07T06:46:57+00:00October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

The Erosion of Reality

Many species adorn themselves or build alluring structures, and resort to utter subterfuge in the effort to propagate their genes. Cheating seems to be as much part of Darwinian selection as does honesty. There is a measure of evolutionary fitness in the ability to mislead. blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/the-erosion-of-reality/

2018-06-13T12:19:07+00:00June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on The Erosion of Reality

The Psychedelic Renaissance

Emily Witt on three new books about psychedelic drugs and their impact from Timothy Leary, Michael Pollan, and Tao Lin. — Read on www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-science-of-the-psychedelic-renaissance

2018-06-18T04:26:44+00:00May 29th, 2018|Comments Off on The Psychedelic Renaissance

Web Searches Reveal What We’re Really Thinking

Google as a window into our private thoughts. This is all very entertaining, but according to economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who worked at Google as a data scientist (he is now an op-ed writer for the New York Times), such searches may act as a “digital truth serum” for deeper and darker thoughts. As he explains in

2018-05-27T07:52:40+00:00May 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Web Searches Reveal What We’re Really Thinking

How Much Can We Know?

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-can-we-know

2018-05-29T16:48:29+00:00May 27th, 2018|Comments Off on How Much Can We Know?

Brain Waves in Consciousness

Signals long thought to be “noise” appear to represent a distinct form of brain activity. www.scientificamerican.com/article/superslow-brain-waves-may-play-a-critical-role-in-consciousness1/

2018-05-31T13:42:17+00:00May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Brain Waves in Consciousness

Self-criticism

Self-criticism can take a toll on our minds and bodies. It’s time to ease up. We’ve evolved to give more weight to our flaws, mistakes and shortcomings than our successes. nyti.ms/2wYBmJX

2018-05-25T05:08:16+00:00May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Witnessing Adult Relationships

The best way to achieve adult love is to develop the most important relationship skill. Witnessing includes the ability to hold your partner’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate

2018-05-25T05:02:57+00:00May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

In Praise of Wasting Time

In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books) by Alan Lightman In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. a.co/ezlPNid

2018-05-16T06:17:05+00:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Essays That Make Sense of the Infinite and the Infinitesimal

Holt’s example is plain: Think well, eat well and seek out those who will nourish and challenge you. It’s this conviviality, and a crispness of style, that distinguish him as a popularizer of some very redoubtable mathematics and science. “My ideal is the cocktail-party chat,” he writes in the preface to his new essay collection,

2018-05-16T06:20:54+00:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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2018-04-04T03:15:44+00:00April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The idea that everything is conscious

Quartz - 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz -

2018-01-28T05:02:59+00:00January 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The idea that everything is conscious