Tag: Science

Psilocybin: The Science behind a Magical Molecule

Psilocybin: The Science behind a Magical Molecule

Psilocybin is being studied for its efficacy at assisting terminally ill cancer patients by easing their psychological suffering implicated with their approaching death.

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Faith in the Unknown

Faith in the Unknown

Could you even imagine an airship originating from another world – autonomous, or maybe flown or guided by an alien creature? Even our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – commonly called drones you probably haven’t seen, unless you live in Pakistan, Somalia, or Yemen, not a welcome sight, I’m sure. Even if seen, our – and by “our” I mean Earthling […]

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Philosophy: Pull it from the Tower

Philosophy: Pull it from the Tower

One of mankind’s greatest intellectual triumphs is its discovery of a love of wisdom commonly known as Philosophy. Unfortunately, especially in the United States, any mention of the term solicits a roll of the eyes and an insult about an ivory tower or some scatterbrained professor with mismatched socks. All the pea brains laugh and that’s the end of the […]

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Intersex, Part One: Biology, Medicine, and Society

Intersex, Part One: Biology, Medicine, and Society

There are two sexes within the human species that are opposites, right? And they’re determined by the configuration of a person’s chromosomes or what their genitalia look like, right? You are either male or female, and either way it’s all really simple and clear. Or is it? Nah, come on, nature is never that boring. I am, of course, talking […]

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Metaphysics

Metaphysics

Stephen Hawking may have said it best when he asked, “Why did the universe bother to exist at all?” If all this is truly random and arguably meaningless, what, in nature’s name, is the fricking point?

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Magical Thinking Is Crazy!

Magical Thinking Is Crazy!

J. B. S. Haldane once stated, ‘The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine.” Just because something is strange or outlandish doesn’t mean it can’t be true.

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It’s Got the Whole World With No Hands:  Atheism and the Contemporary Scientific Worldview

It’s Got the Whole World With No Hands: Atheism and the Contemporary Scientific Worldview

By:  Ryan Kohlsdorf Religion has always been the means for a controversial dinner table conversation.  In fact, at any social gathering you are assured to spark heated debate simply by its mention. However, in recent times it has become increasingly attractive to debunk and deny religious doctrines, and rightly so.  With the advents and advances in contemporary scientific fields, the […]

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Science and Math: Perils of Modern Thought

Science and Math: Perils of Modern Thought

By: Daniel Bisch Does science and mathematics accurately reflect the reality of life? Of course, this is opposed to subverting essential qualities of life. Can it be arguably asserted that science and math even have a rightful place within society? The question might seem obvious, and you may think I’m insulting your intellect by presenting the question. But there is […]

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Life of Pi?

Life of Pi?

Maths sucks. This is a universal fact, accepted without hesitation by generations of schoolchildren for decades. It’s hellishly difficult, labyrinthine in its endless complexities and, on rare occasions, can end up driving you suicidally insane. Though most of us don’t descend to that level of frustration, the vast majority of us can comfortably agree that mathematics is a discipline seemingly […]

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The Forever Clock

The Forever Clock

By Erin Curtice Can’t someone kill me… please? I hope you’re out there; maybe some psychic working for the police or someone who has visions. If you can hear me, I’m in Room 217 of the County Hospital. Surrounded by medical staff who marvel at my condition. If only they knew. Here I lay, in this hospital bed. I’m unable […]

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