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In defense of scientism

On this 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, I want to talk a little bit about science, and how it, in principle, can apply to nearly every subject in life. 1,676 more words

Philosophy

Wildlife Researchers in Cambodia Find Nest of Rare Bird

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world’s most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday. 170 more words

World

Neurobabble - A Debate

The Wire recently published an article by Dr. Sumaiya Shaikh on ‘The Cognitive Neuroscience of Lynching’. Not only was it badly written, it had warped neuroscience concepts and highly false claims. 3,098 more words

Neuroscience

A Giant Spot and Open Data

A Giant Spot

On July 10, 2017, Juno completed its 7th and final close flyby of the gas giant, Jupiter. (In cosmic terms, “close flyby” meant 6,130 miles.) In this final flyby, the Juno spacecraft snapped a close-up shot of the Giant Red Spot, a hurricane-like storm that is as big as Earth and that has been raging for at least 160 years. 393 more words

Current Events

The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks

COLLAGE BY FRANCESCO IZZO

Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.

BY FRANCO VAZZA & ALBERTO FELETTIPHOTO

Christof Koch, a leading researcher on consciousness and the human brain, has famously called the brain… 683 more words

Curiositys

The world owes white people

Actually.

The list would be so long, and so what?

White people literally invented science itself.

You can’t top that.

http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9781441974877-c1.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1032441-p174029978

The Scientific Method?
1600s Europe, … 420 more words

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