We look for external solutions that can help us handle difficult situations. Sometimes the best solution is all internal. This blog is an analytical t...
While geologists have explanations for unconformities, and have worked out in detail much of the story of how Grand Canyon formed, creationists have a very different take on the Great Unconformity.
There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.
By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings ...
In The Lady From Zagreb, the tenth book in the Gunther series, Bernie--a former homicide detective totally unsympathetic to the Nazi regime--finds himself at the height of the war, forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.
Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.
When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.
A homeschooling mom's video recently went viral and offers insight into the minds of people outraged at the idea of science museums. An audit implies a power relationship, and Fox had come to the Field Museum on a mission to put those scientists in their place.
By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For an...
Photo: I.Rimanoczy What an animal! is a common expression of disgust used to describe the unacceptable behavior of a person. At least, it's so whe...
Early in his career, Shubin became fixated on finding fossils that would illuminate the emergence of tetrapods (four-legged vertebrates) from fish ancestors more than 300 million years ago. To that end, he and his collaborators devoted many years of painstaking, uncomfortable work.
The core crisis facing a society is often not a crisis of funds or resources. It is a crisis of imagination. And at the core of every crisis of imagination is a crisis of identity. Imagination and identity are interior structures of consciousness. We need to re-imagine ourselves.
Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.
It turns out there's more than one way to make an attractive body, and those different body types evolve to be well-integrated. That's a liberating message for most of us: evolutionary biology has more to offer our understanding of diversity than the idea that only one "most attractive" body (or face, or personality) always wins out.
"Are humans innately selfish, greedy and war-like?" This is the question I love to ask my students at the start of the semester. They always answer the same way, with a resounding "yes."
From an evolutionary point of view, however, sexual attraction to pain would seem to be maladaptive. Pain is, by definition, aversive. It evolved as a signal to get our attention and keep us out of trouble.