Posts Categorized: Guest Posts

Guest Post: “Life’s Beginning” by Richard Dawkins

An Excerpt From The Selfish Gene, By Richard Dawkins (40th Anniversary) 40 years later, this is still one of the best descriptions of evolution and natural selection of all time. Happy Birthday to “The Selfish Gene”! If you haven’t read it yet, you owe it to yourself to read it now: …Chemists have tried to imitate the... Read more »

Guest Post: “Stardust” by Neil Shubin

An excerpt from The Universe Within by Neil Shubin All the galaxies in the cosmos, like every creature on the planet, and every atom, molecule, and body on Earth are deeply connected. That connection begins at a single point 13.7 billion years ago… Continue Reading

Guest Post: “What Will I Say Next?” by Max Velmans

An excerpt from How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains? by Max Velmans …In speech, for example, the tongue may make as many as twelve adjustments of shape per second—adjustments which need to be precisely coordinated with other rapid, dynamic changes within the articulatory system. According to Lenneberg (1967), within one minute of discourse as many as... Read more »

Guest Post: “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin

An excerpt from Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin … No matter how different the species look as adults, as tiny embryos they all go through the same stages of development. To fully appreciate the importance of this, we need to look again at our first... Read more »

Guest Post: “Meditation Retreat” by Dan Harris

An excerpt from 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story by Dan Harris It was the longest, most exquisite high of my life, but the hangover came first… Continue Reading