The Interoceptive Turn

The science of how we sense ourselves from within, including our bodily states, is creating a radical picture of selfhood by Noga Arikha Aeon edited by O Society June 23, 2019 1926, Virginia Woolf wrote about how, when one is ill: "All day, all night the body intervenes; blunts or sharpens, colours or discolours, turns to wax … Continue reading The Interoceptive Turn

How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

Make the Limbic System Feel Safe and Included "While the lizard brain wants food, water, and shelter, the limbic system wants to feel like a part of something, to belong. Good brands already know this and successfully push the buttons for each of these three functionalities." https://youtu.be/f7E0mTJQ2KM   Know your brain: Reward system by David T. … Continue reading How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health

by James Barnes Aeon edited by O Society June 10, 2019 Toward the end of the Renaissance period, a radical epistemological and metaphysical shift overcame the Western psyche. The advances of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon posed a serious problem for Christian dogma and its dominion over the natural world. Following Bacon’s arguments, the … Continue reading How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health

Why Fiction Trumps Truth

We humans know more truths than any species on earth. Yet we also believe the most falsehoods. by Yuval Harari NYTimes edited by O Society June 6, 2019 Many people believe truth conveys power. If some leaders, religions, or ideologies misrepresent reality, they will eventually lose to more clearsighted rivals. Hence, sticking with the truth … Continue reading Why Fiction Trumps Truth

In the Midst of Our Death Spiral, US Department of Energy Re-Brands Fossil Fuels as “Freedom Molecules”

You can't make this shit up. Well, you can, but there's no need to make it up because idiots really are working tirelessly to make your descent into climate crisis oblivion more comfortable with cuddly snuggly safe words such as "Freedom Gas." by O Society May 29, 2019 Yes, they are. Today's Department of Energy … Continue reading In the Midst of Our Death Spiral, US Department of Energy Re-Brands Fossil Fuels as “Freedom Molecules”

The Evidence You Were Never Meant to See

by Robert Fisk Independent edited by O Society May 27, 2019 https://youtu.be/ptwEIX3yHeI We like to take the Big Boys on trust. No longer do we believe in our meretricious little leaders with their easy lies and twitters: the Trumps, and Mays, and now all the nationalists of Europe. We certainly don’t put any credit in … Continue reading The Evidence You Were Never Meant to See

DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes

by George Estreich Aeon edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a … Continue reading DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes