Humanistic Paganism

Category: life

How Our Brains Often Get Things Wrong, by Brock Haussamen

If you’re feeling cynical about people and their errors and foolishness, a place to go to buttress your mood is Wikipedia’s List of Cognitive Biases. It describes more than 150 ways in which our thinking systematically deviates from objective observation and…

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Survivors and the Terminator, by Brock Haussamen

Horseshoe crabs, after half a billion years, still crowd the beach.  ( The story of biological evolution recounts the ways that most plants and animals have changed over time as small bodily variations improved their odds of survival. But what…

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Cyanobacteria: R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Brock Haussamen

We owe cyanobacteria our respect. And they might deserve our fullest gratitude as well if it weren’t for one nasty trait.

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“The Democracy of Living Things”, by Brock Haussamen

It’s very easy to feel that as human beings we enjoy a privileged position among living things. We are at the top of the “brain chain” and it can make us complacent. So, perhaps because it’s an election season, I’ve…

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Intuition: Following Your Heart vs. Trusting Your Gut; by Debra Macleod

Intuition is something I’ve come to really value in all areas of my life: work, home, body, mind and spirit. Being more intuitive is definitely part of the renewed Vesta tradition – the sacred flame is a symbol of the intuitive knowledge and ability within us all. It’s the spark of insight the universe gifted us with. In the end, intuition isn’t New Age thinking. It’s ancient wisdom that you already have inside of you.

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