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Our superiority over plants

Apparently, they’ve done experiments that show that plants can ‘communicate’ with each other. They can pass on information about the environment, and they can pass on carbon via fungal pathways underground. I learnt all this through an episode of the Seriously… BBC podcast called Is Eating Plants Wrong? Now, I know the title is just […]

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If WE’RE weird, how do we judge truth?

The most recent edition of Fortean Times (FT279) and an article on the Neuroanthropology Blog highlight a review from a mid 2010 issue of Brain and Behavioural Sciences. The review suggests that many psychological studies done over the past century are severely flawed, in that the test subjects were almost all Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich […]

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