In praise of sheepish thought leaders

In praise of sheepish thought leaders
I came across this nifty little post by John Dupuis writing on ScienceBlogs: Questions & answers around thought leadership. You go TEDxLibrarians! Mr. Dupuis catalogs his answers to a series of questions posed to a group of his peers as a daily challenge surrounding thought leadership. As a result, he unwittingly emerges from the flock ...

The Creative Process in the Individual [T. Howard 1915]

Source: FREE HEALING BOOKS [PDF]  All-creating Spirit from which the Soul of Nature flows, then through the medium of the individual’s sub-conscious mind such specialized effects can be produced in his body as to transcend our past experiences without in any way violating the order of the universe. The Old Law was the manifestation of ...

Drugs and the Meaning of Life

SAM HARRIS | Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts. Every waking moment—and ...

Multiverse = Many Worlds, Say Physicists

Source: MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | The many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is the idea that all possible alternate histories of the universe actually exist. At every point in time, the universe splits into a multitude of existences in which every possible outcome of each quantum process actually happens. So in this universe you are ...

The Economics of Abundance

Source: FRIEDRICH A. HAYEK › MISES INSTITUTE | A situation in which abundant unused reserves of all kinds of resources (including all intermediate products) exist may occasionally prevail in the depths of a depression. But it is certainly not a normal position on which a theory claiming general applicability could be based. Yet it is some ...