Why Policy Needs Philosophers as Much as it Needs ScienceWhy Policy Needs Philosophers as Much as it Needs Science

In a widely-discussed recent essay for the New Atlantis, the policy scholar Daniel Sarewitz argues that science is in deep trouble. While modern research remains wondrously productive, its results are more ambiguous, contestable and dubious than ever before. This problem isn’t caused by a lack of funding or of scientific rigour. Rather, Sarewitz argues that we need to let go of a longstanding and cherished cultural belief – that science consists of uniquely objective knowledge that can put an

Ethel SandersOctober 10

  • Inside the Mysterious World of Witch Tattoo Art

    August 26

    Noel’le Longhaul – one of the world’s first ‘witch tattoo artists’ – has mystified Instagram with her primeval creationsThe best word to describe Noel’le Longhaul’s tattoos is “primeval.” Even when freshly inked and uploaded onto her Instagram, they look like illustrations from an ancient grimoire or a book of disappeared folk tales, passed through the generations and probably bound in human skin. Her signatures are black-and-white with rustles of colour, intricateMarian Yates

    Inside the Mysterious World of Witch Tattoo Art
  • 7 Secrets of Cultivating Body's Energy Shared by a Tai Chi Master

    February 08

    There are seven core principles for cultivating the powerful, innate healing energy known as Qi in the body. These practices will unlock your ability to harness this sacred force and direct it around the body at will for various healing and rejuvenation purposes. It can also be transferred to others if they are open and receptive to this type of healing.Ancient Taoist masters spent entire lifetimes developing the science of Qi cultivation and mastering its use in the human form and thisDana Kreuzberg

    7 Secrets of Cultivating Body's Energy Shared by a Tai Chi Master
  • Archaeologists discover a 1000-year-old mummy in Peru

    June 15

    A team from the Université libre de Bruxelles's center for archaeological research (CReA-Patrimoine) has completed a significant excavation in Pachacamac, Peru, in which they've found a complete mummy in especially good condition. Pachacamac's status as a Pre-Colombian pilgrimage site under the Inca empire is supported by additional proof. Peter Eeckhout along with his team's latest campaign of archaeological excavations has concluded with a thrilling surprise: after fourteen days spentMary Henderson

    Archaeologists discover a 1000-year-old mummy in Peru
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu: 5-Minute Hand Exercise To Boost Energy and Balance Emotions

    November 12

    Today you can read much about alternative healing methods, but have you ever wondered which are the most effective? Does Jin Shin Jyustu sound familiar to you?Experts like to describe it as a traditional healing art. It involves gentle application of hands on the body, following established procedures that address certain circulation pathways in a consistent and sequential pattern.This method harmonizes and balances one’s vital energy, including mind, body and spirit. It also rallies theIan Hoffman

    Jin Shin Jyutsu: 5-Minute Hand Exercise To Boost Energy and Balance Emotions
  • Tarot Cards Are The Doorways to the Unconscious, According to Psychoanalysis

    January 14

    It is generally accepted that the standard deck of playing cards we use for everything from three-card monte to high-stakes Vegas poker evolved from the Tarot. “Like our modern cards,” writes Sallie Nichols, “the Tarot deck has four suits with ten ‘pip’ or numbered cards in each…. In the Tarot deck, each suit has four ‘court’ cards: King, Queen, Jack, and Knight.” The latter figure has “mysteriously disappeared from today’s playing cards,” though examples of Knight playing cards exist in theDana Kreuzberg

    Tarot Cards Are The Doorways to the Unconscious, According to Psychoanalysis
  • Audio Visual Entrainment Device: Benefits of regulating and balancing your brain waves

    July 03

    “Hemispheric Synchronization, a potential and generally desired result of brainwave entrainment, refers to a state when the brainwave pattern of the right and left hemispheres become alike. A person with similar activity in both hemispheres is alleged to be happier, more optimistic, more emotionally stable and less prone to mental illness. Increased levels of synchronization are found naturally in people who meditate regularly and people who are very content with their lives in general.” James Quinn

    Audio Visual Entrainment Device: Benefits of regulating and balancing your brain waves
  • Coconut Water May Help Diabetes

    September 06

    Here's a surprise. Brand new research published in the February 2015 Journal of Medical Food suggests that coconut water improves diabetes. The catch is that it was a rat study, not a human study. Nevertheless, many animal model studies extrapolate to humans so don't dismiss the research just yet okay?! The rats in the study got diabetes from a potent compound called alloxan. Even though alloxan has only been proven to induce diabetes in rats, I'm bothered by the fact you're eating alloxanOliver Parsons

    Coconut Water May Help Diabetes
  • Humans Would Not Exist if Viruses Hadn’t Intervened in Our Evolution

    February 24

    In one of the most memorable scenes from the 1999 blockbuster hit The Matrix, the antagonist, Agent Smith, a sentient computer program, interrogates rebel leader Morpheus by ‘hacking’ into his brain. As Smith waits for the information he needs, he infamously compares humans to a virus:You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows theVivian Adkins

    Humans Would Not Exist if Viruses Hadn’t Intervened in Our Evolution
  • How New Tech Makes Hacking Human Brain a Reality

    January 03

    Your thoughts are your own, right? Perhaps not. New technology is bringing that day closer when the unscrupulous may actually be able to hack human thoughts.It raises a number of new ethical concerns for this brave new world we're entering with each rotation of the Earth. Mind Reading Everyone is familiar with the concept of hacking. It is why we all strive to protect our computers and smartphones from nefarious outside sources trying to break in to steal information, implant malwareDana Kreuzberg

    How New Tech Makes Hacking Human Brain a Reality
  • This Potent Herb Heals Cancer, Diabetes, Adrenal Fatigue, Immune Dysfunction and More

    March 05

    burst into the media spotlight in 1993 when a team of Chinese women’s track and field runners broke nine world records at the Chinese National Games in Beijing. Initially, the Chinese team was suspected of using steroids. After testing negatively for anabolic steroid use, the team’s coach revealed that the success of the Chinese athletes was not drug related but was instead the result of a daily elixir, which significantly boosts the body’s energy, endurance, stamina and overall vitalityDon Wheeler

    This Potent Herb Heals Cancer, Diabetes, Adrenal Fatigue, Immune Dysfunction and More
  • Iridology

    September 26

    SharesThere are many medical pseudosciences that persist despite a utter lack of either plausibility or evidence for efficacy. Some practices emerged out of their culture of origin, or out of the prevailing ideas of a pre-scientific age, while others were manufactured out of the imagination of perhaps well-meaning but highly misguided individual practitioners. They were just made up – homeopathy, for example, or subluxation theory.Iridology belongs to this latter category – a system ofDana Kreuzberg

    Iridology