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Dogmas, science, assumptions and the need for Philosophy!

Horgan: What’s your opinion of the recent philosophy-bashing by Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss and Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Rovelli: Seriously: I think they are stupid in this. 344 more words

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Double Standards

Double standards are frequently cited as detrimental and negative. They are ascribed to broken systems, false perceptions, and unfair situations. They are the root of many social and economical ills, as well as creating many problems in reasoning and logic and justification and evidence in various aspects of life. 1,384 more words

Brain. Mind. The plagues of modern science...

An influential group of European neuroscientists is threatening to boycott the Human Brain Project (HBP), the hugely ambitious plan to map the entire human brain in computer models that is slated to receive up to €1 billion in funding from the European Union and its member countries. 249 more words

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Turn off consciousness... So?

That’s what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to a particular region of the woman’s brain, they could control her consciousness almost as if they had an on-off switch. 23 more words

Dogmatism