Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

On a longstanding problem in biology and how philosophy helps by Massimo Pigliucci Philosophy Now edited by O Society April 12, 2019 Biologists and (some) philosophers seem to share an obsession: they apparently never tire of discussions about the nature of biological species. What exactly is a species? If you happen to enroll in graduate studies … Continue reading Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

by Jonathan Leo & Jeffrey Lacasse Society Download as PDF Abstract The cause of mental disorders such as depression remains unknown. However, the idea that neurotransmitter imbalances cause depression is vigorously promoted by pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatric profession at large. We examine media reports referring to this chemical imbalance theory and ask reporters for … Continue reading The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

Saving Snow Leopards in Russia

by O Society April 1, 2019 You will notice the O Society header image changed. Another place you can see this image is Naked Capitalism. I read their page daily. Suggest you do as well. Here's something from their page today (they are fellow snow leopard lovers as well as economics people): https://youtu.be/AuXVJi_2t5U In Sailugemsky … Continue reading Saving Snow Leopards in Russia

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin. This is now a 2020 campaign issue. Seriously.

Candidates may shun donations from Big Pharma, but are they finally ready to take on drug prices climbing through the roof? by Addy Baird  Think Progress edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 Once a month, Sarah Stark makes the trip to her local pharmacy to pick up the insulin she needs to keep her … Continue reading Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin. This is now a 2020 campaign issue. Seriously.

Mysterious Type Of Orca, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

header image: A rare photo of "type D" orca off South Georgia island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the whales' blunt heads and tiny white eye patches. Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre Scientists say they've found a mysterious type oforca they've been searching for for years. It lives in parts of the ocean near Antarctica — … Continue reading Mysterious Type Of Orca, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”

by Scott Preston Chrysalis Mar 3, 2019 We've discussed the migratory experience, and in the context of moving from one Age into another Age as an “unsettling” experience, which we are calling “chaotic transition” and “Age of Anxiety” or “post-modernity”, and so on. This, though, is something of a metaphor, for in one sense, we … Continue reading End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”