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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Five things we know about the universe that will make you feel very small - Science News - ABC News

One thing we know about the universe is that it's really big. Another is that thinking about it and trying to understand it will make your brain hurt.<p>…

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading …

Physics

Are all meditation techniques the same?

As doctors increasingly prescribe meditation to patients for stress-related disorders, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how different …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

Literature

Strange-Looking Animals You Had No Idea Existed

If there's one thing we know about nature, it's that it's really weird. Here are 38 animals you might not know about - but won't soon forget.<p>Tibetan …

Nature

10 Ways Creativity Can Completely Change Your Life

<b>“Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can on it.” ~Danny Kaye</b><p>I’ve had those days when I felt like my life was in the doldrums. When I …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction

Photograph: Conservation International/PA<p>Some scientists argue that amphibians are already experiencing a mass extinction. The golden toad has not been seen since 1989 and is believed extinct, possibly due to a combination of habitat loss and the chytrid fungus which has wiped out amphibians around …

The 15 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Albert Camus

If you consider “Absurd” to be whatever is without any meaning, or not connected to any meaning, you’re probably in the wrong list, but if you …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Just What Physicists Wanted to See: Nothing

A new experiment lets physicists see the mirror reflections of zero-point energy.<p>"Nothing" is a hard thing to experiment with. While the nature of nothingness is among the most deeply strange and counterintuitive properties of the universe, to observe nothing in action—to measure and probe nothing, …

Quantum Physics

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

14 Enlightening Quotes By Lao Tzu That Are Life Lessons

Lao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher whose teachings date back to 6th century BC. He wrote Tao Te Ching, a famous Chinese classic text. He is …

Spirituality

Why We Should Teach Children Philosophy

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Taking Up These 10 Hobbies Will Make You Smarter

There is a general perception that we can’t do much to enhance our intelligence. It’s almost always believed that whether you’re smart or not is …

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Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership

In 2007, Arianna Huffington's career was on a rapid upward trajectory. After building the Huffington Post as the leading online global newspaper, <i>Time</i> chose her as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People.<p>Then she had a wake-up call. One day she found herself lying on the floor of her home …

This Is Your Brain On Google's Deep Dream Neural Network

Ever since Google unveiled its Deep Dream algorithm, people have been having a blast feeding all manner of images into the program. It was only a …

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

How Big Can Entanglement Get? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Our intuition has evolved to deal with the macroscopic world: the world of things you can hold in your hand and see with your naked eyes. But many of …

Quantum Physics

Nihilism and Meaning

Exploring Consciousness with 10 Sanskrit words in ways that English can't – Sanskriti - Hinduism and Indian Culture Website

<i>“The extraordinary thing about Sanskrit is that it offers direct accessibility to anyone to that elevated plane where the two —mathematics and music,</i> …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics