The human mind is not an instrument for discerning the truth. It is an instrument of survival. You may be assuming that evolving for these two purposes would produce equivalent minds, or minds with equivalent functionality, but that is not the case. 1,381 more words
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Part 1 of 5 on a series called “The Language of Life”. This series explores reality, and more specifically biology, as an engine of communication. Based on the communication made through the cosmos, it explores what it says about who we are, how we can understand and apply this information to find fulfillment and where we might be going in the future.
Adolescent Psychiatry, 4 Issue 2
Aims & Scope
Adolescent Psychiatry publishes reports of original research, critical reviews of topics relevant to practitioners, clinical observations with analysis and discussion, analysis of philosophical, ethical or social aspects of the fields of psychiatry and mental health, case reports with discussions, letters, and position papers. 400 more words
This review by Geschwind and Konopa from UCLA (go Bruins!) presents a neat systems outlook on neuroscience. The authors argue that a hypothesis-generating, omics-based approach is not only a strong complement to the more traditional hypothesis-testing approach, but a necessity if we want to accelerate breakthroughs in neuroscience. 274 more words
Biology is not the same as it used to be. Since it was demonstrated in the 50’s that the DNA, a biomolecule, is key to genetic inheritance in living beings, nothing was never the same. 1,060 more words