Category Archives: Science and Technology

Analyzing the material universe; measuring maya

Notable News of 2013

Here are some of the news stories that jumped out at me this year, along with lots of links to great articles… and a few reflections of my own…. Continue reading

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Global Warming and Shifting Poles

If the polar ice caps begin to melt, I figured, the planet will start to wobble… maybe to the point of turning on its axis… like a top that falls down near the end of its spin. Now science has found evidence that the process could be starting, thanks to global warming. The north and south poles have been drifting since 2006…. Continue reading

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The Worst of the Worst: Nonfunctioning Alcoholism

Nonfunctioning alcoholics can’t hold down a job or keep a marriage together and they alienate friends. They may get into fights, wreck cars, interfere with other people’s lives, pass out on the floor. As “easy targets,” they lose everything over time, and through it all, they’re unaware of their situation. They think they’re doing okay in life and it’s the people around them who have the problems. They’re ostracized by society, eventually becoming homeless, indigent, derelict…. Continue reading

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Rewriting the DSM, the Bible of Psychiatry

Rewriting the DSM… an excellent opportunity to begin to introduce spiritual influences into psychology and psychiatry—specifically, the presence of many invisible spirits flourishing among us physical humans and their effects on our thoughts and feelings. Continue reading

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More Epicycles: Science and the Near-Death Experience

Yet another study of near-death experiences (NDEs) explores neurochemical explanations…. Continue reading

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phs12: Who Decides What?

(Politics and the Human Spirit – Installment 12) Continuing the discussion from Part 9 (Managing the World in the 21st Century), perhaps the most important question of our time is: Who, at what level of society, should decide what? Before … Continue reading

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phs9: Managing the World in the 21st Century

The intent of world management is not to eliminate the savage side of mankind—which would destroy the noble-savage human being—but to tame and direct it. Continue reading

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