philosophy

Panpsychism: an Intriguing Theory That States Everything in the Universe Has a Consciousness

By | 2017-05-01T00:05:30+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

So what is Panpsychism exactly? Where does it come from? Panpsychism is the view that everything has a mind or has mind-like qualities. Panpsychism derives from the two Greek words pan (all) and psyche (mind or soul). It can be argued what these things actually mean. What does it mean by “everything”? What does it [...]

5 Intriguing Mysteries of Time Perception Explained

By | 2017-01-17T23:15:09+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do you think about time perception? Does time exist in its own right, or is it just in our minds? The German philosopher Immanuel Kant proposed that time might not, after all, stand outside human perception as part of the external universe, but that it could possibly be, along with space, a product of [...]

8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | 2017-01-13T21:46:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

Everything Is Interconnected: How Spirituality, Philosophy, and Science Show That We Are All One

By | 2017-01-13T21:46:52+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It’s difficult for us, as individual human beings, with the feeling of distinctness and separateness we have, to comprehend that everything is interconnected. Indeed, we're so alone, at times, in this physical form which seems to differentiate each of us from the rest - where all our fortunes seem to be varied and changing. We feel like [...]

5 Spiritual Beliefs That Are Now Finally Being Recognized by Science

By | 2017-01-13T21:47:28+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , |

From the most ancient times, human beings have used spiritual beliefs to understand the world. While these beliefs have often been dismissed as irrational and untrue, science is recently discovering that there may be something to our most profound spiritual beliefs after all. 1. Time is an illusion According to Buddhist philosophy, there is no [...]

Long-Sought Aristotle’s Tomb Is Discovered in Northern Greece

By | 2017-01-13T21:48:09+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Categories: History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Aristotle's tomb has been finally found! The burial site of one of the most important figures in the history of Western civilization is no longer an enigma. A group of archaeologists recently announced that they have discovered Aristotle's tomb. Near the Agora of the ancient town of Stagira, a team of scientist who worked together [...]

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

By | 2017-01-13T21:48:16+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teaching philosophy in schools has shown amazing results for children's cognitive and social skills. When one thinks of philosophy, children do not usually come to mind. After all, it’s a field of study that requires deep thinking and understanding of life. However, a “large, well-designed study” conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation has suggested positively amazing [...]

Shedding New Light on the Nature of Consciousness

By | 2017-01-13T21:48:34+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

The nature of consciousness is one of the biggest mysteries science faces. While most scientists nowadays believe consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, if we look deep enough into this assumption, we will find that it is physically impossible (At least, with the current knowledge we have in physics). This insight was termed [...]

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