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Thursday 31 August 2006

How to loose 10 000 dollars on fMRI

In Montréal, an fMRI study measuring 15 secluded carmelite nuns' brain activity while remebering an episode of "becoming one" with God yields uninterpretable results. "In the control condition", says the paper, "subjects were instructed to remember and relive (eyes closed) the most intense state of union with another human being felt in their lives while being in the Carmelite Order". Always mind your control...

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Tuesday 29 August 2006

Benedict XVI gets Pastafarian

The Intelligent Design wave has not reached Europe so far ; Tuesday, however, in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope will gather his "Ratzinger Schulkreis" , a theological circle decided (or so it seems) to put an end to the Church's adhesion to Darwinism. But is it really ID that Ratzinger is preparing to embrace?


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Monday 28 August 2006

Rorty vs. the Moral Mind

In his review of Marc Hauser's new book, Richard Rorty doubts that there are biological constraints on moral reasoning. We disagree.

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Sunday 27 August 2006

Der Spiegel interviews the freewheeling Prof. De Waal

On his way to becoming a European scientific superstar, Frans De Waal indulged himself in some careless piece of talk with a german journalist, last friday.

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Saturday 26 August 2006

Evolution gives Daddy a break

Being a father is not always easy, even less so when scientists assure you that there is a 10-percent chance the kid might not be yours... But recent evidence has come to reassure every primate father on earth, while another study reveals how paternity can rewire a monkey brain.

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Monday 21 August 2006

Evolution: a Primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Cognition: A Primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Culture: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Sunday 20 August 2006

Religion: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Science and Folk Science: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Darwinian Psychiatry: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Coevolutions and Domestications: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Meta-Evolution: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Neuroeconomics: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Theory of Mind: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Psychology of Politics: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Technology: a Primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Cognitive Arts: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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Racialist Prejudice: a primer

This post is part of a series of primers written for the AlphaPsy main site; they explain the ABC of the naturalistic worldview for the lay reader. For each topic, a bibliography can be found on the main site, below the primer.

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