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When psychology tries to be a science instead of a mythology…

Gabriel encourages us to see psychology as a mythology and, of course, he is right: “Sigmund Freud’s theories were largely unfalsifiable, and the promissory note that the mind is the brain has yet to be cashed in.” The idea that the mind is just the brain is unfalsifiable too. Beliefs that do not originate in fact are impervious to evidence. Read More ›

At Nature: Is 44 kya Indonesian rock painting the oldest mythological art?

Of course, the half-human/half-animal figures could be humans dressing up as animals, perhaps for cult reasons (if you dress like a pig, maybe you can think like one and thus figure out how to catch one… ) The mythology could follow, not precede, the custom. Read More ›