Actual fact: People have very realistic experiences of talking with the dead
All over the world, and probably all though human history, a great many people have had a very realistic experience of talking with dead loved ones.
I am not here saying that the experience is what it seems. However, it is very hard to debunk. It is an absolutely true fact that this experience is very common and often has details about it that are convincing to a rational skeptical person.
If you would like to observe this phenomenon in a safe and anonymous setting, see if you can find a Spiritualist church in your community and attend a public service. Pagan movement events are also a pretty good bet. See it happen and try to figure out what it means.
And I'm sure this common worldwide experience has had a strong impact on philosophers and teachers of religion when they discuss death.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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