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Mutualisms between plants and animals shape the world’s ecosystems [ 1, 2 ]. In such interactions, achieving contact with the partner species is imperative. Plants regularly advertise themselves with signals that specifically appeal to the partner’s perceptual preferences [ 3–5 … Continue reading
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In an ambitious study that represents the latest merger between big data approaches and the quest to conserve the planet, scientists have found that across a majority of the Earth’s land surface — including some of its most important types of terrain and … Continue reading
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Those who would scientifically attempt to delve into the afterlife have long been plagued by dogma, ridicule, and misunderstanding. In one 1982 poll, it was found that a mere 16% of top scientists from various fields questioned believed that there … Continue reading
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IN Ireland we hear little of the darker powers, and come across any who have seen them even more rarely, for the imagination of the people dwells rather upon the fantastic and capricious, and fantasy and caprice would lose the freedom … Continue reading
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At current rates, Harvard biologist E.O Wilson says, “half the world’s great forests have already been leveled, and half the world’s plant and animal species may be gone by the end of this century.” Corporations aren’t necessarily evil … Continue reading
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Fournier d’Albe expanded on these views in New Light on Immortality (1908), where he tried to come to terms with what the notion of a human soul could mean in the atomic age. To pronounce on immortality, he said, who … Continue reading
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Presently the king’s daughter herself came down into the garden, and was amazed to see that the young man had done the task she had given him. But she could not yet conquer her proud heart, and said: ’Although … Continue reading
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Recognize the nature of, universally, and particularly out of the book of the Most Holy Scripture: Nature of Him who is, and the greater World, the whole: and they shall be less than the World, this is a man, for … Continue reading
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In his book In Our Own Image (2015), the artificial intelligence expert George Zarkadakis describes six different metaphors people have employed over the past 2,000 years to try to explain human intelligence. https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are a lot … Continue reading
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You do not have to leave the room. Remain standing at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait. Be quite still and solitary. The world will freely … Continue reading