The origin of consciousness explained

Once you strip away the essentialist veneer from consciousness it becomes fairly easy to imagine a gradual natural process giving rise to it, particularly in a competitive environment like our biosphere where organisms needs to work harder than their neighbour to get food. Advertisements

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Is Organic Food Better for You?

Bonus points if you can pronounce the name of the video’s creator: Kurzgesagt. It’s been a badly kept secret for a while that “organic” is really just a marketing term. You say it with a positive connotation and with some confidence so that people will assume it means something good, but behind it, there’s not […]

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The End of Space Travel

Kurzgesagt, the clever animator, insightful commentator and sexy narrator uploaded this video essay about the possible end of space travel. This kind of observation hints at one of the problems with the way we approach moral questions. The philosophical question of where we derive notions of “ought” and values from is a bit of a […]

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