The horrific COVID crisis in India isn’t just the result of rich countries’ criminal hoarding of vaccines and intellectual property — it’s the fault of Narendra Modi’s far-right government, which has prioritized private profits over public health.
Source: India Is in a Horrendous COVID Crisis. It’s Modi’s Fault.
Bennett was a modernist/liberal, I suspect, unlike the milieu in which he appeared. He was, along with Ouspensky, a draftee into the Ouspensky (Gurdjieff) circle and produced his remarkable The Dra…
Source: Bennett on evolution /2010/02/08/bennett-on-evolution/ – The Gurdjieff Con – 1848+: The End(s) of History
A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.
Source: USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to Be Released Into the Wild
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.
Source: Scott Turner Describes the Largely Forgotten History of Evolutionary Theory | Evolution News
Understanding how other animals dream could help us figure out why it’s so important to the human brain, and why it may have been preserved throughout history.
Source: What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of Sleep | WIRED
Horgan finds that, despite the enormous advances in neuroscience, genetics, cognitive science, and AI, our minds remain “as mysterious as ever.”
Source: Why Did a Prominent Science Writer Come To Doubt the AI Takeover? | Mind Matters
Natural selection can explain “the survival of the fittest but not the arrival of the fittest.”
Source: Ten Reasons Why Birds Are Not Living Dinosaurs | Evolution News