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Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, edited by Jim Al-Khalili

Synopsis: In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. 258 more words


Adult Content and Contentment

a sociological explanation…

After repeated commendations from critic and author Jessa Crispin, I recently read Eva Illouz’s Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation. Despite the mortifying title and cover art, it’s a compellingly argued treatise on the many ways in which capitalism, feminism and technology, by addressing pre-modern power imbalances between men and women, have unwittingly created new ones that may be no more conducive to happiness than the systems they’ve replaced. 2,712 more words


De Profundis - by Oscar Wilde

We were in book club, discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. He’s one of my favorite writers, even though I sometimes find his work exhausting. 1,045 more words


Mental Abnormalities

I am going to argue for the term mental disorders to be changed into “heightened mental and physical abilities”. That is, if we as humans ever aim to understand some of these baffling conditions and advance towards progress. 587 more words


What my anxiety feels like!

Sometimes I start thinking about me thinking, and wonder if my thinking is being thoughtfully thought of, by my thoughtful observer. This cycle ends with me thoughtfully thinking to stop thinking, so that I am not stuck thinking, if my thoughtful observer is thinking, about what it is that I am thinking?Not thinking that I could be thinking about what they thought about me thinking about what they think of me thinking?


Writing a Book

I often hear many people say that they have a great idea for a novel, but they just don’t have the time to write it.  These people are not writers, because writers make the time to write.  497 more words


Shi Sai Sunday's Week in ReVerse - 28 May 2017

Happy Sunday! I am enjoying a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of work. There is a saying, “We live for the weekends.” It’s a sad saying, don’t you think? 585 more words