Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

Today's false dichotomy is brought to you by our friends down at the taxidermy farm where all the animals are stuffed till they burst. It is do we possess possessions or do they possess us? by Bruce Hood edited by O Society In 1859, around 450 passengers on the Royal Charter, returning from the Australian goldmines … Continue reading Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

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

Steppe Change: How Mongolian Rock Conquers the World

https://youtu.be/TVyyhHFKI8E Combining ‘a blend of east and west,’ the Hu find their way to 45million YouTube views with a smash hit debut album by Jim Farber edited by O Society October 24, 2019 https://youtu.be/-LYc06l2gGo The chant started long before the band took the stage. https://youtu.be/ck3X8aEL5jk “HU!! HU!! HU!!,” yelled the crowd, at escalating volume, for a … Continue reading Steppe Change: How Mongolian Rock Conquers the World

The Consciousness Illusion

Editor's note: the Red pill Blue pill scenario given in the movie called The Matrix is a false dichotomy. Therefore, it all begins with a lie based on an assumption. Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us by Keith Frankish edited by O … Continue reading The Consciousness Illusion

The Arrogance of the Anthropocene

https://youtu.be/4ZyIG_jZzBs Humans now live in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told. by Peter Brannen edited by O Society August 21, 2019 Whereas some epochs in Earth history stretch more than 40 million years, this new chapter started maybe 400 years ago, when carbon dioxide dipped by a few … Continue reading The Arrogance of the Anthropocene

On the Human Primate: Three in the Morning & the Golden Rule

As economic inequality increases in many wealthy nations in recent years, a debate develops around the question of why inequality is bad for national economies and bad for citizens. by Frans de Waal edited by O Society July 25, 2019 How often do we see rich people march in the street shouting that they're earning too … Continue reading On the Human Primate: Three in the Morning & the Golden Rule

The Great Reckoning

Why the Anthropocene is Not Climate Change What’s the cliché? History is written by the victors. Of course, if/when this Anthropocene extinction burst culminates in Mad Max world, humans may lose the ability to read and write all together. Planet of the Apes becomes self-fulfilling prophecy. WINNING! Humans and monkeys are both primates. But humans … Continue reading The Great Reckoning