An interesting piece in the New York Times, looking at the growing amount of academic interest in the emotion of disgust: Disgust is having its moment in the light as researchers find that it does more than cause that sick feeling in the stomach. It protects human beings from disease and parasites, and affects almost Read more…

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Rupert Sheldrake‘s new book, The Science Delusion, has been getting an unusual amount of media attention. I say unusual because Sheldrake typically operates somewhat at the margins of mainstream science, researching such phenomena as telepathy or the idea of ‘morpho-genetic fields’. Mainstream scientists usually steer clear of such topics, even if they are interested in Read more…

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