Lindsay Beyerstein Joins Sidney Hillman Foundation as Lead Blogger
This week, I joined the Sidney Hillman Foundation as the lead blogger for the Hillman Blog. The Hillman Foundation was founded to honor Sidney Hillman the late founder and president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.
The foundation's mission is to promote excellence in journalism. The foundation is best known for its annual Hillman Awards. Previous honorees include Edward R. Murrow, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, I. F. Stone, Bob Woodward, and Carl Bernstein. The foundation also gives a monthly Sidney Award for outstanding journalistic achievement in the preceding month.
The relaunch is still in progress, so stay tuned. Exciting changes are afoot for the Hillman Blog. The new blog will be a hub of media criticism, labor news, and in-depth coverage of our monthly and yearly award winners.
I'll continue blogging at Big Think as well.
[Photo credit: Sidney Hillman, John L. Lewis, Fiorello LaGuardia, B. C. Vladeck, and an unnamed woman at an American Labor Party event, Kheel Center, Cornell University, Creative Commons.]
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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