What are my beliefs?

by O Society May 13, 2019 This is a political conversation I have over and over. Perhaps we can have it here too. I am often accused of what's called a "false equivalence" when I refuse to support either the Clinton clan or the Trump family grifters. False equivalence meaning the argument made against my … Continue reading What are my beliefs?

The Enemies of Your Enemy are *Not Your Friends

by O Society May 9, 2019 Let's get something straight. I am not now nor have I ever been nor will I ever be part of the Donald Trump Fan Club. The Trumpets. Yes, Donald Trump is a vile solipsist narcissist piece of excrement plated in 24K fool's gold. So get the guillotine and the … Continue reading The Enemies of Your Enemy are *Not Your Friends

What Exactly Is Vipassana Meditation?

By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Tricycle The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to be fully understood. Buddhism addresses two major types of meditation. They are different mental skills, modes of functioning or qualities of consciousness. In Pali, the original language of Theravada literature, they are called Vipassana and Samatha. … Continue reading What Exactly Is Vipassana Meditation?

10 Myths of Science: Reexamining What We Think We Know

by William McComas edited by O Society April 24, 2019 This article addresses and attempts to refute several of the most widespread and enduring misconceptions held by students regarding the enterprise of science. The ten myths discussed include the common notions that theories become laws, that hypotheses are best characterized as educated guesses, and that … Continue reading 10 Myths of Science: Reexamining What We Think We Know

The Case for Empathy

In a world of difference we can – and should – work harder to cultivate subtle, perceptive empathy towards all human beings by Elizabeth Segal Aeon edited by O Society April 23, 2019 Empathy, the sharing of feelings with another person and consequently caring about them, is typically a virtue in our society. ‘I hear you’ and … Continue reading The Case for Empathy

Collective Intelligence: Insurgency

How collective intelligence can change your world, right now. An open source toolkit for self and social transformation by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence edited by O Society Mar 4, 2019 We face a convergence of escalating, interlinked crises. Every day, as these crises accelerate, the capacity to address them meaningfully seems to diminish. Not only are our legacy … Continue reading Collective Intelligence: Insurgency