Category Archives: Science

Clinical Depression in the Context of Human Evolution

If evo­lu­tion ensures sur­vival of the most adapt­able species, how did it not van­quish men­tal depres­sion in humans? This ques­tion has been on my mind for sev­er­al years, and it is time to exam­ine it in the con­text of a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What The Hell Is Divinity?

A few blog posts and con­ver­sa­tions with friends have made me unqui­et about the con­cept of Divin­i­ty: What is Divin­i­ty and what does it mean? Back­ground My friend Asuph wrote about Divin­i­ty in 2004, when I had not even start­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Do New Scientist’s Headlines Make Sense?

When I was in school, I was asked to par­tic­i­pate in a debate: “Sci­ence: A Cure Or A Dis­ease?”. Yes, my school sucked. Since then, I’ve been observ­ing how the dis­ci­pline of sci­ence remains large­ly mis­un­der­stood or not under­stood at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion in Environmentalism

In the dis­cus­sion sur­round­ing my pop­u­lar post Reli­gion vs. Gen­der Equal­i­ty & Fem­i­nism, there was a ref­er­ence to reli­gion and envi­ron­men­tal­ism. As if on cue, the Pope has now said: “Is it not true that incon­sid­er­ate use of cre­ation begins … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Oba­ma pro­claims White House sup­port to the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties to which India is a sig­na­to­ry, the Indi­an Supreme Court has deliv­ered a land­mark judg­ment in a unique case of young woman … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Online Social Map Visualization

A few weeks back, Hyper­Ac­tiveX asked me some­thing on Twit­ter. “What is your data flow? Have you mapped it yet?” or some­thing to that effect. This had been on my mind for quite a few months and I always pushed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (O)

O One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest One of the most pow­er­ful anti-estab­lish­­ment movies I’ve seen, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the sto­ry of a crim­i­nal McMur­phy who prefers an insane asy­lum to prison, and leads a sus­tained … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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