Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

We dote on our cats and dogs, but is it a one-way relationship? Here’s what science tells us about how to decode their emotions, whether they are avoiding us or getting a little too amorous with our legs by Jules Howard edited by O Society July 18, 2019 It is almost a year to the … Continue reading Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

Towards an Integral Philosophy of the Present

by Jeremy Johnson edited by O Society July 18, 2019 The following is excerpted from Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness: Time is being and being time, it is all one thing, the shining, the seeing, the dark abounding. ~ Ursula Le Guin Jean Gebser (1905–1973) was a German-Swiss cultural philosopher, intellectual … Continue reading Towards an Integral Philosophy of the Present

The Limits of Mental Knowledge and the Process of Knowing

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies — "God damn it, you've got to be kind." ~ Kurt Vonnegut God Bless … Continue reading The Limits of Mental Knowledge and the Process of Knowing

It’s the End of the World as They Know It

The distinct burden of grief which comes with being a scientist in the Anthropocene by David Corn edited by O Society July 17, 2019 On election night 2016, Kim Cobb, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, was on Christmas Island, the world’s largest ring-shaped coral reef atoll, about … Continue reading It’s the End of the World as They Know It

New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society July 17, 2019 CNN published an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the “exclusive” documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on … Continue reading New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN

Pattern Recognition and the Beautiful Growing Pain of Disillusionment

Disillusionment is the path to realization. As human beings, our minds are defiled with negative thoughts and emotions, delusions, and ignorance. To realize this injures the ego, our sense of narcissism hemorrhages blood the color of conceit and deceit. Speaking of colors, not only do humans not care for facts and data and much prefer … Continue reading Pattern Recognition and the Beautiful Growing Pain of Disillusionment

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

by O Society edited July 16, 2019 Thank you Ray McGovern, you are on point as usual with the essay below. As you know, there is not now and never has been any public evidence produced of Russia-gate. As an old lady once asked upon inspection, "Where’s the Beef?!? Rather than a scientific forensics-based investigation, … Continue reading Sic Transit Gloria Mundi