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Quantum Beer

by Knujon Mapson The concept of quantum foam has bubbled up in scientific circles for over half a century, ever since physicist John Wheeler figured that quantum mechanics, at the really really small scale, would yield a Universe where nothing was ever static, and instead bits of matter (or, at least, the fundamental particles constructing them)

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Quantum Beer

by Knujon Mapson The concept of quantum foam has bubbled up in scientific circles for over half a century, ever since physicist John Wheeler figured that quantum mechanics, at the really really small scale, would yield a Universe where nothing was ever static, and instead bits of matter (or, at least, the fundamental particles constructing them)

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The Real Meaning of ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’

By Steve Taylor, Reprinted from Psychology Today It’s a dangerous over-simplification to believe that some people are innately ‘good’ while others are innately ‘evil’ or ‘bad.’ This misleading concept underpins the justice system of many countries – ‘bad’ people commit crimes, and since they are intrinsically ‘bad’, they should be locked away so that they

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Featured Author – Bernardo Kastrup

Bernardo Kastrup is one of our bestselling Iff Books authors and a contributor to the recently published Pandeism: An Anthology, edited by Knujon Mapson, with his article on’ The Idealist Interpretation of Pandeism’. Bernardo has authored many scientific papers and philosophy books. His three most recent books are: More Than Allegory, Brief Peeks Beyond and

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DISCover the Power of You

Out in August, DISCover the Power of You is for individuals who have a desire to better understand their own personality, people who may be aspiring to become great leaders in whichever field or area they are in and at whichever level in a business or organisation they are at. And more specifically, for anyone

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Featured Book – Transformations

Transformations: Stories to Tell in the Classroom These six stories are the perfect companions to the topics, SEAL work and Literacy Units for teachers and children in the primary classroom. They are to be read aloud but can be enjoyed in solitude. These include myths and legends, based around the subject of transformations dealing with

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Mental Penguins

Mental Penguins The Neverending Education Crisis and the False Promise of the Information Аge This fascinating book is a sobering look at the ongoing crisis in civic learning and the fatal attraction of information technology. Professor Ivelin Sardamov draws on key findings in neuroscience to explain the waning interest in and knowledge of complex social

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Pandeism: Criticism and Analysis from Other Views

An excerpt from the Pandeism Anthology: Throughout its history, Pandeism has drawn both a critical and comparative eye from adherents to other theological models. The conventional practice in organizing comparative religious literature seems to be to order pieces so that conventional Westernworld views are given prominence. Here, we upend this tendency by putting ahead of

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Meaning in Absurdity – Bernardo Kastrup

Extract The calls of the absurd – with their simultaneous contradictoriness, symbolism, and physical reality – have led us to review some of the latest, groundbreaking results coming out of experimental physics. These results, among which one finds the experimental confirmation of quantum entanglement and the correlation between global mind states and physical events, have

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Black Holes by Dr. Manjir Samanta-Loughton

A mini adventure Since their discovery, microquasars have provided an opportunity to gain information about black holes. As England’s Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees says, “Black holes of different masses behave in qualitatively the same way. Almost everything about them simply scales up or down with the black hole’s mass.” Microquasars were first discovered within our

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Punk Science – Inside the Mind of God, Manjir Samanta-Laughton

In September 2003, I had a profound insight that would change my entire worldview and fuel the writing of this book. At the time, I had actually begun to write, not knowing how the book would end. Having decided on the content of the first few chapters, I turned my attention to some of the

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Events & Announcements

Upcoming Sages & Scientists event

  Iff Books author Bernardo Kastrup will be joining Deepak Chopra and 30 other experts in Los Angeles, California for a 3-day symposium where consciousness and science meet. At Sages & Scientists they will explore life’s deepest mysteries and seek answers to its biggest questions in an effort to further understand themselves, one another, and the universe.

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Call for Contributors: American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia

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Introducing Liberalis Books

LIBERALIS – LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION & STORYTELLING We bring classical ways of thinking and learning in touch with traditional storytelling and the latest thinking in terms of educational research and pedagogy in an approach that combines the best of the old with the best of the new. As classical education publishers, our books are designed

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Book News

Framespotting

Look at it this way… Everywhere we look, “framing” affects how we see things. Frames restrict our view, keeping us from seeing the whole truth, and subtly influencing our take on everything from deck-chairs to democracy. This upbeat, punchy guide to framespotting by Laurence and Alison Matthews will open your eyes and your mind. Learn

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Is Intelligence an Algorithm?

How do we understand the world around us? How do we solve problems? Often the answer to these questions follows a certain pattern, an algorithm if you wish. This is the case when our analytical left-brain side is at work. However, there are also elements in our behaviour where intelligence appears to follow a more

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Atheism Reclaimed

Rooted in continental philosophy, phenomenology and existential philosophy, Atheism Reclaimed is original in its attempt to create different existential concepts to give expressions to what an authentic atheism might look like for the 21st Century. Utilizing thinkers like Heidegger, Nietzsche, Bataille and Ranciere, Virno and Sartre, Patrick O’Connor opens up a new path for atheist

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In Search of Grace

To recover from ecological disaster, we humans must transform the sense of who we are in relation to the Earth. In Search of Grace is the story of an ecological pilgrimage undertaken by the author in his small yacht, Coral, from the south of England and round the west coast of Ireland, to the far

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