Intellectuals, according to Corey Robin, are effective when they create their public, as opposed to pandering to an existing one. A long, thoughtful essay from the guy who inspired me to start the now archived Scientia Salon project.
Meditation, placebos, virtual reality (?!) and the mind-over-body issue.
Sometimes probability estimates may be trumped by personal testimony. Or should they? Interesting thoughts about the topic at the OUP blog.
The study of dreams of dying people: what they tell us about their lives, and how managing them can lead to a more peaceful death.
What compels people to share certain videos? No, this isn’t about Dawkins…