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Chaos Theory

ISIS: A Self-Organizing Superorganism Threat?

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

To understand such terrorist organizations the model of a superorganism may be useful. It refers to a complex structure comprised of elements that could not behave at higher levels independently but exhibit specialized functions.

An Unusual Coping Method Is Helping Nurses Find Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living

For most nurses, the only constant in their days is the fact that things are perpetually changing around them. However, the majority of the training t...

Cosmogenesis and Consciousness

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

No one, in my estimation, bridged the gulf between science and faith better than Teilhard de Chardin, the French paleontologist, priest, and mystic (1881-1955). By his success, Teilhard provided a model for those who seek integrity in the reconciliation of science and spirituality.

Three Is a Crowd

Mario Livio | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Many questions related to the three-body problem, and even more questions related to the general n-body problem, remain open. In particular, we don't even know with certainty whether or not our own solar system is stable in the very long run.

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 3): Determinism

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Today we ring the death knell for determinism, the collateral damage of two revolutionary scientific developments of the 20th century. Let's review them in reverse historical order.

The Global Brain, Chaos Theory, and the Power of Real-Time Social Media

Beverly Macy | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
Beverly Macy

As a connected global society, people are sharing opinions, reviews, thoughts, and movements with one another all day, every day. That in itself is remarkable. We call it the real-time global brain.

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

The Cardinal Sins - and the Cardinal Virtue - of Our Time

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

Informed activism is the cardinal virtue in these critical times. It's our best hope for taking control of our destiny: for creating a world we can live in, and can leave in good conscience to our children.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Avatar: Pandora Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Certain Avatar viewers are leaving the movie depressed at their inability to access a world as spiritual and beautiful as Pandora. The problem is not Earth, but rather these viewers.