Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Even a predator like the great white shark can have a fearsome enemy.DAVE J HOGAN / GETTY by Ed Yong Atlantic edited by O Society May 12, 2019 The great white shark—a fast, powerful, 16-foot-long torpedo that’s armed to the teeth with teeth—has little to fear except fear itself. But also: killer whales.For almost 15 … Continue reading Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

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

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”