The Making of a Shaman: A Comparative Study of Inuit, African, and Nepalese Shaman Initiation
According to the thinking of many societies, spiritual forces outside of ourselves exist. In our illnesses and breaks from...0
Review of Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson’s “Unto Others”
Last week Skeptic Senior Editor Frank Miele attended the Human Behavior and Evolution Society’s annual conference to cover it...
The Challenge St. Paulelevated love over a faith that moves mountains (I Cor. 13). He diminished even laudable altruistic...
How the Unconscious Shapes Science
“. . . it still strikes me myself as strange that the case histories I should write should...
Human Creativity: Expanding Complexity and Evolutionary Discontinuities
Examining human creativity within the context of natural history and cultural evolution.
Untangling the Hard Problem of Consciousness
A feeling of alienation is a common reaction to modern scientific descriptions of the cosmos. As journalist Bryan Appleyard...
The Singularity of Self in the Later Foucault: Reconsidering the End(s) of Poststructuralist Thought
Introduction Recent years have seen influential ‘left’ theorists such as Alain Badiou and Slavoj ﾎiﾞek1 join with earlier ‘right’...
Emmanuel Levinas’ Challenge to the Modern European Cultural Identity
Also check out Deconstructing Europe, Emanuel Paparella’s new weekly column in the Global Spiral. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– “I am quite...
Dousing the Flames
How can we put social intelligence online? Poor Michael Brown. During the darkest days of the Hurricane Katrina debacle,...
Human Uniqueness and Symbolization
The following is an excerpted chapter from van Huyssteen’s, Alone in the World? Human Uniqueness in Science and...