Social Science

Framespotting

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Behind the Scenes Ever wanted to look behind the scenes at a theatre, a rock concert, or an airport? Of course you have: backstage is a hidden world where exciting things go on, a secret world most of us rarely get to see. There’s a hidden world behind everyday life too. “Framing” operates behind the

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On Being Human by Micheal Marsh

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

What comes into our minds when thinking about consciousness? Is it, to quote a lesser-known remark (made in completely different circumstances) by Sir Winston Churchill – ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’? In piercing the gloom, I prefer the phrase ‘being conscious’ – indicating that consciousness is not an additional appendage of

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Who’s Right about whose Right? 

Nov 10th, 2015 | By

by Jack E. Brush Once again, we are observing the failure of “rights talk” to resolve the most pressing social issues of our day. In an interview last Saturday on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Jeb Bush defended the view that Christian business owners have the right to refuse service at same-sex marriages. Quoting “Huffington Post”:

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AFTER THE FALL: THE ROOTS OF PSYCHIC PATHOLOGY AND ALIENATION FROM NATURE

Oct 9th, 2015 | By

Part One by Steve Taylor, author of The Fall (Iff Books) Since Europeans first arrived on the shores of the ‘New World,’ one of the greatest sources of culture clash between European colonists and indigenous tribal peoples has been their different attitudes to nature. Indigenous peoples throughout the world have been consistently appalled by European

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Destination of the Species – The Riddle of Human Existence

Sep 8th, 2015 | By

by Micheal Meacher What is the purpose of existence, and what are we here for? This book seeks to answer just that question. Government minister seeks meaning of life, the universe and everything 978-1-84694-263-1, $19.95/£9.99, paperback, 251pp 978-1-84694-631-8, $9.99/£6.99, ebook   Impressive book, it is exceptionally well-informed and wide ranging. Scientific Network Review Meacher draws a

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Parkour and Architecture

Jun 8th, 2015 | By

by Daniel Pavlovits In recent decades a new form of urban exercise and competitive sport has emerged, which bases itself upon the practitioner moving and finding their way through a built environment in a creative self-styled manner, often at speed. The movement is called Parkour, which takes its name from the French term parcours meaning course.

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