In a talk that ranges from evolutionary biology to modern physics, and draws from Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, Neil Theise, Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Mount Sinai, delves into various expressions of the nature of reality and concludes that it is because different questions are asked that different answers are given. He suggests that the universe exists because it has to, and concludes with a koan that if boundaries are where we give and receive, what is compassion in the realm of the boundless?
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A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
We are all fascinated by the mystery of metamorphosis. The caterpillar and the butterfly share nothing in common, and yet they are one and the same life.
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
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explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
Donald Hoffman describes his mathematical theory that ties in with consciousness touching into neuroscience, computer science, perception, and how we construct reality.
We can now hear one of the largest and most ancient living organisms on Earth whisper with the tremble of a million leaves echoing through its roots.
A single beech tree can live for 400 years and produce 1.8 million beechnuts. How could they do this alone?
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
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