Shamans from the organization Tengeri conduct an offering ritual in 2013 to Bukhe Bator, the spirit master of the Selenga River, Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation.
Animism describes religions in which humans are connected to the landscape around them but do not dominate it.
Iconoclasm: the beheading of the English king, Charles I, in January 1649.
The polarisation of today’s political discourse has echoes of the intolerance that characterised the Puritan era and the French Revolution.
The coronavirus is really just an inanimate packet of genetic material.
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Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
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Travel and philosophy have enjoyed a quiet love affair for centuries.
Depiction of the miracle of the Resurrection, the central belief in Christianity.
The underpinning of Christian faith is the belief in a miracle – the resurrection of Jesus. As we approach Easter, a philosopher-physician asks whether miracles can make sense.
This works for everyone…on average.
Here’s how it could find it again.
Does what’s most usual seem inherently good to you?
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It’s a common quirk of human psychology to make the mental leap that the way things are is the way things ought to be. New research into how we explain the world around us sheds light on the phenomenon.
Looking for a reason to vote? Scotland’s greatest philosopher might have the answer.
Those who loathe politicians may be right or wrong, but no greater an authority than David Hume would still say you should vote for them.