With Stuart Alan Kauffman, Katherine T. Peil, and Neil Theise; facilitated by Chris Fields.
Microbes vigorously defend themselves against attack, distinguish friendly from unfriendly members of their communities, and approach suitable partners to initiate sex. What if anything do they experience when doing so? Do they, in particular, experience selfhood? Do fish that protect their nests experience ownership? Do crows that manufacture tools from unfamiliar objects experience planning and agency? Do dogs, elephants and horses experi- ence themselves as related in some particular way to each of the other members of their social groups? Do chimps recognize their memories as their own? What in general can we say about the evolution of the experience of selfhood? Did the multifaceted human sense of self evolve as a unit, or did its various components develop separately?
We are going through a pandemic ... I have witnessed another epidemic unfolding before my eyes: the overwhelming increase in cancer cases.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
Most of us carry a mother's voice in the neural patterns of our brain.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
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