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Must See: Betting On Zero

“From ‘Darfur Now’ writer/director Ted Braun comes a riveting docu-thriller following controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. 245 more words

Thinking Aloud

The wonderful world of Herbert Spencer

“The presumption that any current opinion is not wholly false gains in strength according to the number of its adherents. Admitting, as we must, that life is impossible unless through a certain agreement between internal convictions and external circumstances; admitting therefore that the probabilities are always in favour of the truth, or at least the partial truth, of a conviction; we must admit that the convictions entertained by many minds in common are the most likely to have some foundation. 420 more words

Activism

ON THIS DAY: April 27, 2017

April 27th is

International Girls in Information and
Telecommunication Technologies Day

Mantanzas Mule Day 

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Prime Rib Day

Take Our Daughters and… 444 more words

History

THE PHILOSOPHER AS A LIFE SCIENTIST

POPULAR BELIEF

A frequently encountered pedestrian definition of a philosopher would be- “someone who worries about life”. Now, that is not only inadequate but also inaccurate. 1,833 more words

Science

Nature Saves Heredities That Work, Rejects Those That Don’t

If there is one constant on this 4.5 billion year old rock we find ourselves inhabiting, it’s that nature saves those heredities that work, and rejects those that don’t. 1,355 more words

Masculinity

The Failed Project of the New Religion

In 1884 Hebert Spencer published his “Religious Retrospect and Prospect” in the Popular Science Monthly, which appeared simultaneously in the Nineteenth Century. In this article Spencer offered an evolutionary account of the “religious consciousness.” By looking at its evolutionary history, Spencer believed he could infer the religious ideas and sentiments of the future. 1,259 more words

Confict Thesis