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Proof of Life After Death?

The apparently dead subject was shown images of different human faces, which displayed a variety of emotions. A brain scan of a type called fMRI showed brain activity when some of the images were changed. It appeared that the brain, even after death, was perceiving visual images and thinking about the emotional meaning of them in some way.

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The Magicians by Lev Grossman: Recommended

What if Harry Potter was in his late teens when he went to a magical school where the older boys hooked up with the younger boys in the bell tower? What if some kid in Narnia finally worked up the gumption to interrupt the speech

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Does Antagonizing Others Keep You Safe?

The Soviets became weaker, and weaker, because they accepted Reagan’s idea, and presumed that the United States would attack unless the Soviet Union appeared to be strong. Saddam Hussein made the same mistake, creating a show of dangerous military power in the thought that such a display would protect him from attack.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

Fight the Republican beast!