This group is for those fascinated by the origin of things, especially ideas. Etiology (the study of causes) is the discipline most closely matching the theme of this group. Subjects include: evolution, abiogenesis, epistemology, cosmology, etc.
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2013
Has a major branch of history been determined by one man's bout with epilepsy? I think so! Epilepsy Toronto has, on its web page, a list of famous people who have had epilepsy. The idea of the list…Continue
Some assert that man has free will. Some assert that all is determined. Some say that free will can co-exist with determinism. The debate has raged, unabated, for at least 1600 years.Clearly, a…Continue
Nature is, as Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “red in tooth and claw”. It has no morals. Morality is a human construct that usually reflects our social norms. As such, morality is formed by an amalgam of…Continue
This amazing summary of our latest understanding of cosmology, by Lawrence Kraus, will blow your mind. It's what the majority of physicists now believe about the universe. It's the most informative…Continue
This is an old article I saved about a decade ago. Because of the impression it made on me, it's managed to survive one PC after another and is still on my hard drive (I just happened upon it, again,…Continue
Decades ago, I read a short article, by Carl Sagan, in Reader's Digest, called "Amniotic Universe". I think it was excerpted from his book, "Broca's Brain". I've repeated Google searches over the…Continue