Mind Neuroscience News

Neuroscience: Hmmmm. Freud’s unconscious returns?

From the Guardian: The reasons are twofold: science and necessity. First, neuroscience has demonstrated conclusively that there’s far more going on in the mind than the owners of those minds are generally aware. Mark Solms, a professor of neuropsychology and psychoanalyst who has pioneered much of the effort to test Freud’s findings against the neuroscientific, Read More…

Media News

New from MercatorNet Connecting

O’Leary’s new media blog Social media can strengthen families They can help people stay in touch better than any other device invented by human ingenuity. For better or worse. The internet: Privacy fights back It’s worse than we thought. But is Privategrity the answer? Do you know who your teens meet on social media? Maybe Read More…

Darwinism Evolution Intellectual freedom Intelligent Design

Royal Society’s fall evolution rethink meet is progress in science

Suzan Mazur, author of The Origin of Life Circus, interviews British philosopher of biology (U Exeter) John Dupré, on the upcoming Royal Society meeting, New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives, at Huffington Post: Since the upcoming Royal Society meeting on evolution paradigm shift is a public one, one of its organizers Read More…

Culture Darwinism Philosophy

Vid: Distinguished philosopher on Darwinism undermining itself

A friend draws our attention to Anthony O’Hear: Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, editor of the journal Philosophy, author of many books on the subject, and was formerly Government Advisor on Education and Teacher Training. He is a philosopher with a special interest in education. Friend offers some notes to the vid lecture Read More…

Human evolution Intelligent Design News

Why do only humans have chins?

The Atlantic says no one knows why. Apparently, it’s not for chewing, finding mates, speaking, or taking punches. [Anthropologist James] Pampush doubts that chins are adaptations at all. He thinks it’s more likely that they are spandrels—incidental features that have no benefits in themselves, but are byproducts of evolution acting upon something else. … A Read More…

Big Bang News

Oscillating heavy particles as Big Bang clock?

From ScienceDaily: While previous experimental and theoretical studies give clues to spatial variations in the primordial universe, they lack the key element of time. Without a ticking clock to measure the passage of time, the evolutionary history of the primordial universe can’t be determined unambiguously. “Imagine you took the frames of a movie and stacked Read More…