Tag: psychology

Soul Searching

“Are the new frontiers of neuroscience and artificial intelligence doing away with notions of the soul?” “Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Pope’s vicar for Rome and president of the Italian episcopal conference, responded to the question in an interview with the ‘2004 Philosophy Yearbook,’ published by Mondadori. Here are some of the cardinal’s answers. ”

Ghost in the Machine

Today, The Revealer points to this article over at the Guardian where Oxford scientists have received substantial funding to search for the "ghost in the machine." The machine in this case is us. The scientists will apply a chilli-based gel to the skin of volunteers and ask them to try different strategies to lessen the …

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Disordered Appetites

“Internet pornography is the new crack cocaine, leading to addiction, misogyny, pedophilia, boob jobs and erectile dysfunction, according to clinicians and researchers testifying before a Senate committee Thursday [November 18, 2004].” – Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack? For those who suffer from sexual addictions, I have good news. The Order of the Legion of Saint …

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There’s an interesting discussion going on in this In the Agora post about experimentally reproducing religious experiences. I thought that the skirmishers might find it interesting.

Death: The Final Frontier

Night Fright Covered by a blanket And the darkness of the night I weep from the terror And the Reaper in my sight As I attempt to slumber The thoughts begin to creep Into my world of logic Bringing horrors, dark and deep My body starts tremble As my heart begins to pound Soon I …

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