Birthmarks and Reincarnation

“Experimental birthmark” describes an Asian custom: the body of a dying person is marked with a substance, most often soot, so that if the individual is reborn the infant’s body will bear a birthmark corresponding to the placement of the mark on the deceased — a death mark becoming a birthmark.

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Working Out Both Body And Mind

Two perks for having a healthier body could be a slimmer waistline or receiving more compliments about your looks at the beach. At the start of any new resolution to be fit, the goals are ordinarily physical in the sense of ho…

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The Opposite of Anthropomorphism

As we project human-likeness onto stones, trees, clouds, and stars, we also project landscape-likeness onto our bodies, minds, souls, and gods. We understand ourselves, and our gods, through landscape metaphors.

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March Madness and Muscular Christianity

Presbyterian minister James Naismith is an important Muscular Christian. For him, basketball was a means to evangelize people about morality and Christian values, and to help turn the male body into a strong, Christian, masculine machine.

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The Spooky World Of Quantum Biology

It wasn’t until the nineties that anyone suggested biology could be better understood by looking at it through the lens of quantum theory. Now, a new kind of science, called “quantum biology,” is beginning to emerge — and it could change everything we know, again.

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