Category Archives: Human Evolution

Waking, Dreaming, Being, (Non-Being)

In a new book Waking, Dreaming, Being Evan Thompson explores the many states of consciousness from the perspective of neuroscience and Eastern philosophy. Evan Thompson is the son of William Irwin Thompson, the author of At the Edge of History … Continue reading

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A Close Stellar Encounter

Just when we thought we were safe after the 2012 Doomsday comes word that our solar system may be visited by a star. The good news is that it will not be anytime soon. Coryn Bailer-Jones, a German astrophysicist, calculated possible … Continue reading

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The Raw and the Cooked

In a 1964 book, The Raw and the Cooked, anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss charts a winding course through the myths of the Bororo people of South America. Beginning with a story of the rape of a mother and subsequent attempts at … Continue reading

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