The Infectious Myth – Shaken Baby Strikes Again. And Joe Whitaker Sits in Jail – 06.06.17

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give …


Connect The Dots – Thanksgiving And Solidarity With First Nation Peoples – 11.23.16

Thanksiving and Solidarity with First Nation Peoples: Wampanoag tribal member, Carole Vandal will explore Native perspectives on the history of Thanksgiving as well as the interconnection of all people, water, and the earth in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. #NoDAPL https://prn.fm


Life after death ‘confirmed’ by scientists

A recent investigation led by British scientists has discovered that there is indeed more to come after life ends. The large-scale study of over 2,000 people found that thoughts continued even after the heart stopped beating.  The shocking research also revealed what is considered to be some of the most convincing evidence ever to support an out-of-body experience for a patient …


Derrick Jensen – Self-Awareness and the Apocalypse

Many human supremacists love to talk about the “mirror test” of self-awareness, in which you put a mirror in front of some nonhuman to see if the nonhuman recognizes itself, in which case it is declared to be self-aware (though not as self-aware as we, of course!). Very few nonhumans pass this test, which is I’m sure one reason the …


JAMES GORMAN – Do Honeybees Feel? Scientists Are Entertaining the Idea

Bees find nectar and tell their hive-mates; flies evade the swatter; and cockroaches seem to do whatever they like wherever they like. But who would believe that insects are conscious, that they are aware of what’s going on, not just little biobots? Neuroscientists and philosophers apparently. As scientists lean increasingly toward recognizing that nonhuman animals are conscious in one way or another, the …


PEMA CHÖDRÖN – 5 Reasons to Meditate

Yes, it’s a strange thing to do — just sit there and do basically nothing. Yet the simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways it makes us better people. The mind is very wild. The human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes …

Katie Pavlich

“Modern feminism can’t survive without victims”: Why rape survivors terrify Fox News & the gun lobby

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich this week told students at Iowa State University that guns “can be a woman’s best defense against a sexual assault,” and called opposition to campus carry laws a ploy to turn women into victims “in order to uphold an anti-gun political philosophy.” Pavlich dedicated most of her talk to arguing that guns make women safer while feminism …