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Quantum Monism Could Save the Soul of Physics

2019-03-09T08:17:50-04:00

Scientific American · by Heinrich Päs · March 9, 2019 “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible, ”Albert Einstein famously once said. These days, however, it is far from being a matter of consensus that the universe is comprehensible, or even that it is unique. Fundamental physics is facing a crisis, related to

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A Pep Talk for People Pleasers for Setting Boundaries

2019-03-06T09:09:01-04:00

Saying no to someone makes you very uncomfortable. So you don’t. You’re always available to everyone. In fact, you tend to put others’ needs above your own. Without hesitation. You rarely express a differing opinion (even when you clearly disagree). Source: A Pep Talk for People Pleasers for Setting Boundaries

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2019-03-06T07:44:05-04:00

Quantum Monism Could Save the Soul of Physics Scientific American · by Heinrich Päs · March 6, 2019 “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible, ”Albert Einstein famously once said. These days, however, it is far from being a matter of consensus that the universe is comprehensible, or even that it is unique.

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Self is not entirely lost in dementia

2019-02-27T15:13:41-04:00

In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the "self" in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the "unbecoming of the self" or the "disintegration" of the self. In a new review released as a preprint at PsyArXiv, an international team of psychologists

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Has the Voynich Manuscript Finally Been Decoded?

2019-02-27T15:09:57-04:00

There are still several ancient languages modern scholars cannot decipher, like Minoan hieroglyphics (called Linear A) or Khipu, the intricate Incan system of writing in knots. These symbols contain within them the wisdom of civilizations, and there’s no telling what might be revealed should we learn to translate them. Maybe scholars will only find accounting logs and

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Loneliness and the Aged

2019-02-27T14:56:40-04:00

In a nationally representative survey, 36 percent of older adults aged 60-69 and 24 percent aged 70 and over in the survey were found to be lonely on a widely used loneliness index. This is especially alarming when considering the harmful health consequences loneliness has on physical and mental health, including its impacts on cognitive functions. In a

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Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Starlet Apartments”

2019-02-27T14:54:45-04:00

Deborah Treisman hosts the author Jonathan Lethem, who reads his short story “The Starlet Apartments,” from the March 4, 2019, issue of The New Yorker. Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Starlet Apartments” 14 The New Yorker - Culture

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What Is Imposter Syndrome

2019-02-27T09:01:45-04:00

What Is Imposter Syndrome? By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Last updated:27 Jan 2019 ~ 4 min read Have you ever felt like an imposter or fraud? You’re not alone. Particularly in a professional setting, people may have this feeling, but lack the words to describe it. This is calledimposter syndrome,which means feeling like a fraud

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What is acute stress disorder?

2019-02-20T07:37:42-04:00

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashbacks of the event, and nightmares. Source: What is acute stress disorder?

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The Value of Tinkering

2019-02-20T07:28:36-04:00

It helped develop Stephen Hawking's creativity, and we should encourage it in our children -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source: The Value of Tinkering

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Biological and Cultural Evolution

2019-02-20T07:27:14-04:00

Six Characters in Search of an Author An EDGE Original Essay By Freeman Dyson [2.19.19] [ ED. NOTE: With the following essay by Freeman Dyson, we're kicking off a regular subscription-based audio feature, EdgeCast. Listen & Subscribe —JB ] In the near future, we will be in possession of genetic engineering technology which allows us

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Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI

2019-02-20T07:26:44-04:00

Chapter 5 - "What Can We Do?" - First Serial on Wired A Conversation With Daniel C. Dennett [2.19.19] WHEN NORBERT WIENER , the father of cybernetics, wrote his book The Human Use of Human Beings in 1950, vacuum tubes were still the primary electronic building blocks, and there were only a few actual computers

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