The Greek word “hora” has much to teach us about the importance of astrology in the “new year.”
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Many of us engage in superstitious rituals — like saying “God Bless You” when someone sneezes, or exercising extreme caution around mirrors — without being able to explain why. In the video series “Origins: Superstitions,” filmmaker Ronni Thomas and I explore the origins of some of the most enduring superstitions.
Psychology is the scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. Psychological study was there even centuries ago and have progressed much with the passage of time. There are times when you need some honest opinion about your next move.
One summer the philosopher of science Rupert Sheldrake and his family paid us a visit. I gave the two boys rackets: they were hooked. They now have a table of their own. Whenever we visit, we play for hours. Eventually, we realized what was intriguing us: the fact that ping-pong is
Scott Draves is the brains behind the crowdsourced
iterative screensaver known as the Electric Sheep, a continually
evolving abstract animation with over 450,000 participants. Individual Sheep animations are voted on by
participants; the more popular sheep live longer and reproduce
according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over.