The Problem with Depression Doping
Mental health is not what you’d call an “exact science.” For example, if two highly trained mental health providers meet privately with the same patient, they will agree 90 percent of the time on diagnosing schizophrenia and 65 to 70 percent of the time on diagnosing a bipolar disorder. But this reliability drops off sharply […]
The Hard Problem of Consciousness Has an Easy Part We Can Solve
How does consciousness arise? What might its relationship to matter be? And why are some things conscious while others apparently aren’t? These sorts of questions, taken together, make up what’s called the “hard problem” of consciousness, coined some years ago by the philosopher David Chalmers. There is no widely accepted solution to this. But, fortunately, […]
No Species Is an Island
Cooperation in nature is the key to survival, including our own.
The Whale Who Will Come Soon
A whale-watching trip is a voyage into the psychic dimensions of ocean in the 21st century.
The Man Who Seduced the World with Whale Songs
Roger Payne sparked the anti-whaling movement. He’s not done yet.