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The Erosion of Reality

2018-06-13T12:19:07+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Mind, Uncategorized|

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.

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The Psychedelic Renaissance

2018-06-18T04:26:44+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Ken, Mind, Uncategorized|

Emily Witt on three new books about psychedelic drugs and their impact from Timothy Leary, Michael Pollan, and Tao Lin. — Read on

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Web Searches Reveal What We’re Really Thinking

2018-05-27T07:52:40+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: Identity, Mind, Science|

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

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Witnessing Adult Relationships

2018-05-25T05:02:57+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Meta, Mind, Psychology, Uncategorized, Witnessing|

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

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In Praise of Wasting Time

2018-05-16T06:17:05+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Mind, Technology, Uncategorized, Witnessing|

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.

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Essays That Make Sense of the Infinite and the Infinitesimal

2018-05-16T06:20:54+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Mind, Uncategorized|

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,

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