Fariborz Saegh

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In to Asia

New evidence about the ancient humans who occupied Asia is cascading in: the story of our species needs rewriting again<i>By Christopher Bae</i>Read at Aeon

Anthropology

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Religion

هويت و ايدئولوژی/ محمدرضا نيکفر

دروس آنلاین و رایگان در دانشگاه‌های برتر دنیا

حق نشر عکس AlexeyPelikh/Getty Images<p>تحصیل در دانشگاه‌های برتر دنیا برای بسیاری رویایی دست‌نیافتنی است.<p>درس خواندن در این دانشگاه‌ها نه تنها پرهزینه است بلکه برای پذیرش گرفتن در آنها باید وارد رقابتی بسیار دشوار شد.<p>علاوه بر روند پیچیده ارائه تقاضای تحصیل، قبولی در بسیاری از رشته‌ها مستلزم موفقیت در …

ارزیابی محرمانه آلمان: احتمال فروپاشی "غرب" در دهه‌های آینده

طراحان راهبردهای نظامی در وزارت دفاع آلمان، فروپاشی "غرب" در شکل کنونی آن را در دهه‌های آینده محتمل می‌دانند. این سند تحلیلی با عنوان "چشم‌انداز …

How genetics undermines “scientific” arguments for racism

Our categories of so-called “race” are “scientifically absurd” — DNA and skin color are not that simply related<p>Evolution deceives our eyes. We are a species that relies heavily on our vision, and we use what we see to observe and make assumptions about other people. The crudeness of racial …

Anthropology

US Open watson cognitive highlights video footage

August 29, 2017 | Written by: Noah Syken<p>Share this post:<p>This year, nearly 75 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. It comes from social …

Media Industry

Genetic history of Europeans revealed

<b>A study of ancient DNA has shed new light on European genetic history.</b><p>It confirms that farming spread across Europe due to the influx of ancient people from what is now eastern Turkey.<p>Many modern Europeans owe their taller stature to these early farmers - and a later influx of Bronze Age "horsemen" …

Anthropology

Does the left have a future?

All over the west, the left is in crisis. It cannot find answers to three urgent problems: the disruptive force of globalisation, the rise of populist nationalism, and the decline of traditional work<p>There is more than one spectre haunting modern Europe: terrorism, the revival of the far right, the …

United Kingdom

What Does Your Last Name Say About You?

Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in <b>England</b>. Last names weren’t widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as …

Genealogy

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion