The tragedy might not be that we do not have enough shamans in our society, but rather a lack of skilled visionaries who
Our resident magical thinker makes sense of the year's most baffling craze.
The most important lesson Rusty taught Jane was to ignore contemporary scientists, who denied that animals had individual
I have a three-inch scar on my right forearm from when a caiman (a horribly ignored exotic "pet" I was involved in rescuing) tried to separate that part of my limb from the rest of my body. The scar is now decades old but the memory is fresh.
Greece's Rock Portrait Gallery, From Craggy Ogres to de Gaulle's Nose: Suspended in Mid-Air on the Looney Front, Part II
When it comes to seeing human, animal or any other likenesses in Mother Nature's giant crags, rocks, cliff faces and mountain outcroppings, nobody can be more obtuse than Yours Truly.
"I liked the part where he said BRWABLGABLWRABRABLA," says one YouTube commenter. We 100% agree. Via Tastefully Offensive
You believe in God or astrology or a purpose in life because you apply ideas about people -- that they have thoughts and intentions -- to the natural world. What has not been clarified is exactly how various cognitive biases interact to produce specific ideas about the supernatural -- until now.
It's very difficult and expensive to get people to comply with social causes -- especially causes that may not benefit us directly. But humanizing issues may, by stirring up guilty feelings about hurting others, lead to selfless action.
It's not the first study suggesting that these apes have personalities. But some of the previous research has come under
Given that isolation increases stress and cortisol production, and that petting dogs reduces blood pressure, the researchers suggest that touching a teddy bear might make you not just happier and nicer but healthier too.