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What Is Love According to Science, Philosophy and Religion?

what is loveThe most popular Google search of last year was the question: “What is Love?” And the Guardian newspaper asked five “experts” to answer it.

A physicist, a psychotherapist, a philosopher, an author of romantic novels and a nun gave their answer to the question about Love, from their personal perspective of the subject.

The Physicist

“Love is chemistry” (Answers Jim Al-Khalili, theoretical physicist and writer).

Biologically, Love is an intense neurological condition, such as hunger or thirst, but more permanent. We say that love is blind or we talk about love being blind or unconditional, meaning that we cannot control it. But again, this is not particularly surprising, since Love, is basically (more…)

What Would Your Life Be Like with No Internet?

life with no internetAmerican scientists led by Richard Novatson conducted quite an interesting, but also relevant study which involved 4,000 people (50%-50% of men and women) who were directly connected with the Internet activity, and also spent a lot of time on social networks and other online services.

So, the question was: what would you do if Internet access was forbidden in your country?

The results surprised the scientists. About 67% of people would (more…)

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

The reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true and take at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show…

Does Free Will Really Exist or Is It Just an Illusion?

free will illusionExperts from Harvard claim to have ‘crystallized’ the exact moment when the brain decides to perform an action or desire. This moment is not the same as the one when we think we have taken the decision. So does it mean that someone else ultimately take the decisions before we do?

In fact, the decisions are taken by the parts of the brain which “host” the subconscious, which has already made up its mind and announced it to the consciousness, located in another brain area. That is we learn later what our brain has decided for us. (more…)

The Scarlet Plague: Jack London’s Prophetic Novel about the Pandemic

Jack London wrote his novel The Scarlet Plague 100 years ago. It is one of the first dystopias in the history of the literature and one of his most famous works, published in London Magazine in 1912. The plot of The Scarlet Plague seems quite straightforward. At the beginning of…