Wiki Wednesday – Orch-OR

Orchestrated Objective Reduction: Orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) is a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness conceptualized by the theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, which claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale quantum activities inside the cells, most prevalent in the brain’s neurons. It combines approaches from the radically different angles…


What If It Was Poison?

Does our demand for instant gratification in the realm of sex supersede all other concerns? Will we even examine the effects of the birth control pill? Not on nature, it seems…: At first glance, most fish caught in the Delaware River look perfectly normal. But scientists who investigated further discovered something very unusual. A sampling…


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C. S. Lewis once observed that a man may take to drink because he has failed, and then fail all the more because he drinks. Sexual sin, in the Lonely Revolution, is like that. You shack up, or go cruising, or hook up, or whatever the sad term may be, because you are lonely; and…



Be a GOOD Economist

Not a Paul Krugman. Hazlitt explains what makes good and what makes terrible: Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant…


Tolstoy’s Anarcho-Pacifism

Your lecture this week is the eminent Bob Higgs of the independent institute, commenting on Leo Tolstoy’s last great work, The Kingdom of God Is within You. I would very highly recommend the book as not only a political reflection but also a spiritual one, re-aiming man’s nature and destiny toward more than the usual…