Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control | + Opinion

Stuart Russell’s book is a serious overview of the artificial intelligence challenge Source: BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control Opinion: The scary future that pessimists often outline isn’t just about physical robots controlling us. That may be part of it, for sure. I actually had… Read More BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control | + Opinion

Muslim convert to Christianity says Jesus appeared to him every night for weeks | Christian News on Christian Today | + Opinion

“A man wearing all white knocked at my door every night and I couldn’t look at him because his face was so shiny and bright.” Source: Muslim convert to Christianity says Jesus appeared to him every night for weeks | Christian News on Christian Today Opinion: To some skeptics, this may sound implausible. Just another… Read More Muslim convert to Christianity says Jesus appeared to him every night for weeks | Christian News on Christian Today | + Opinion

The Disease – A poem written a few years before 9/11

This poem was written somewhere between 1997 and 1999. I was living in the top floor of a dilapidated old building that used to be the Ottawa train station master’s home. Over the years I seem to have developed the uncanny ability to make oblique references to tragedies and disasters before they happen. Just the… Read More The Disease – A poem written a few years before 9/11

Criminal artificial intelligence may be coming for your money: Don Pittis | CBC News | + Opinion

We worried about artificial intelligence taking over the world. What about it emptying your bank account? Source: Criminal artificial intelligence may be coming for your money: Don Pittis | CBC News Opinion: This piece talks about fooling people into believing they are being contacted by someone of authority, but the person on the other end… Read More Criminal artificial intelligence may be coming for your money: Don Pittis | CBC News | + Opinion

‘Remember Me’ – Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones?  | + Opinion

Catholics should proceed with caution when “communicating” with the dead, two Catholic psychologists told CNA, and they should ground their communications in prayer. Source: ‘Remember Me’ – Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones?  Opinion: The above article makes a distinction between praying for the dead vs. having some kind of false and deceived… Read More ‘Remember Me’ – Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones?  | + Opinion