The Tollund Man, Denmark. Photo by Christian Kober.Corbis by Dan Falk (Dan Falk is a science journalist based in Toronto. His books include The Science of Shakespeare (2014) andIn Search of Time (2008). He also co-hosts BookLab, a podcast that reviews popular science books.) Was human evolution inevitable, or do we owe our existence to a once-in-a-universe stroke of luck? In the movie Sliding Doors (1998), a woman named Helen, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, rushes to catch a train on the London Underground, but just misses it, watching helplessly from the platform as the doors slide shut. The film explores … Continue reading Last hominin standing
Image Credits: 2bgr8 / Wiki (Base image). by MICHAEL SNYDER As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe. Stock prices are crashing in China, in Europe and in the United States. Greece is on the verge of a historic default, and now Puerto Rico and Ukraine are both threatening to default on their debts if they do not receive concessions from their creditors. Not since the financial crisis of 2008 has so much financial chaos been … Continue reading 16 FACTS ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS FINANCIAL DEVASTATION THAT WE ARE SEEING ALL OVER THE WORLD
by Waking Times Video – If we take a closer look at what’s happening around us, we will begin to understand that there are recurring patterns – in our brains, coral reefs, ant colonies – that show how everything in this world is connected. Here, Jason Silva shares his ideas about the thoughts of Albert-László Barabási, Steven Johnson, Geoffrey West, Paul Stammetts, and Adrian Bejan. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/06/29/we-live-in-a-world-where-everything-is-connected/ Continue reading We Live in a World Where Everything is Connected
By Joshua Krause | The Daily Sheeple It’s strange to think that not too long ago, the idea that time is an illusion wasn’t taken seriously by the scientific community. Now it’s a widely held belief, especially among physicists. Time may indeed be nothing more than a mental construct; a mere perception. But what if other aspects of our reality are equally illusory? What if something as fundamental “space” is also the product of our perceptions? What if what we see and feel in our everyday lives, or even what we can see under a microscope, is only scratching the … Continue reading Is our Universe a Hologram? Some physicists think so
by Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer, Waking Times Stress is a genuine pandemic, a full spectrum attack on the nervous and immune systems that greatly contributes to the unhealthiness and unease in our world. Few would disagree that modern life is far more stressful than it should be, and when you consider its main sources, it appears to be a built in feature of contemporary society that targets us, the masses, in order to create disharmony, debilitation, agitation, apathy and dependency. It comes at us from every angle in the matrix, and at its root is our enslavement to an economic system that guarantees eternal collective … Continue reading This is How the Matrix Invades Your Body, Mind and Soul
Why today’s neuroscientists could do with a little more philosophical training. Mary Midgley | Moral philosopher, author of Beast and Man and Wickedness Mary Midgley, a moral philosopher and author, has been described as “the UK’s foremost scourge of scientific pretension”. At the venerable age of 94, she has published a new book, Are You an Illusion?, which examines contemporary approaches to the question of consciousness. As in previous books, such as Science as Salvation and The Solitary Self, Midgley seeks to challenge what she sees as the materialist dogmatism that dominates much of modern scientific thinking. Here, Midgley explains … Continue reading Are You an Illusion?
Can the nomadic lifestyle resist neoliberal consumer values, or merely extend them? by Marcel Theroux | Screenwriter, broadcaster and award-winning novelist Do you think that the nomad is an occidental myth invented by Romantic philosophers? I think we have to be a bit careful because people mean different things when they use the word “nomad”. It’s come to mean something like “rootless wanderer”, with connotations of freedom and rebellion and living outside society. But to an anthropologist, or a historian, nomadism describes a particular way of life: the way of life of people who have no settled home. Historically, nomads … Continue reading Nomads and Neoliberal Society