Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

Today on Dichotomy Theater Game Show, we ask the question is Cannabidiol real or fake? You decide! By voting! By likes! By popularity! Is it InstaCrap or Not InstaCrap? by Daniel Roberts edited by O Society Nov 6, 2019 Every week, another current or former pro athlete endorses a CBD brand!!! The list of CBD endorsers runs … Continue reading Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

Many Americans - myself included, schooled in Texas - never learn about human evolution by Olga Khazan edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Here’s what I remember from biology class at my public high school in Texas: We learned everything there is to know about the Krebs cycle. We collected bugs in the heat … Continue reading I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

Rooted: What Can Trees Teach Us About Life?

by Dalia Nassar edited by O Society October 18, 2019 Place yourself on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, near the Franz Josef Glacier. Officially, this forest is a temperate podocarp-hardwood rainforest, but these dry words belie the rich diversity of plant life around, encompassing every imaginable shade of green, brown and … Continue reading Rooted: What Can Trees Teach Us About Life?

Social Darwinism and Fitness

"Yes, change is the basic law of nature. However, the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species who survives; it is not the strongest who survives; but rather the species who survives is … Continue reading Social Darwinism and Fitness

The Whole-Planet View

https://youtu.be/OqGDv0KCJl8 by Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy, and Alex Evans edited by O Society September 19, 2019 In 1966, on a rooftop overlooking San Francisco, the writer Stewart Brand felt that he could perceive the curvature of the Earth, an effect of the psychedelic substance he had consumed. He wondered why no one had photographed the Earth … Continue reading The Whole-Planet View

Artificial Memories Created in Laboratory Mice

The growing science of memory manipulation raises social and ethical questions by Robert Martone edited by O Society September 3, 2019 We learn from our personal interaction with the world, and our memories of those experiences help guide our behaviors. Experience and memory are inexorably linked, or at least they seemed to be before a recent … Continue reading Artificial Memories Created in Laboratory Mice

In the Era of Neurocapitalism, our Brains Need New Rights

Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us from neurocapitalism. by Sigal Samuel edited by O Society August 31, 2019   “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.” That’s from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, published in 1949. The comment is meant to highlight what a … Continue reading In the Era of Neurocapitalism, our Brains Need New Rights