Intuition Nearly Kills Hiker
July 19, 2019 ·

On May 9, 2019 yoga instructor Amanda Eller vanished while on a solo run through a forest reserve in Hawaii. She was found seventeen days after her disappearance; the temperate climate helped her to survive, and she told a harrowing tale of eating berries and drinking river water. The trouble began early, when Eller chose …

A Judicial Giant Has Died
July 17, 2019 ·

The Center for Inquiry, as should all people of goodwill, mourns the July 16th passing of retired United States Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, at the age of 99. He was appointed to the Court by Republican President Ford in 1975, upon the retirement of Justice William O. Douglas. Back then, the political climate …

Can Evolutionary Psychology Explain Climate Change Indifference?
July 17, 2019 ·

Forty years ago, chemist James Lovelock put forward the Gaia hypothesis, which proposed that living organisms interact with their surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system. The synchronization of the various elements, Lovelock argued, helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. Lovelock named the idea after Gaia, the primordial goddess who personified the Earth in Greek mythology.  Though the …

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