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author: Farzad Mahootian

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Does Science Know Itself?

The importance of metaphor’s role in poetry, science and religion cannot be overestimated. Metaphor transforms seeing into “seeing as” and, as Thomas Kuhn and others have demonstrated, this is precisely how students learn to be scientists: perceptual associations are adjusted and cultivated to form new habits of observation and thought. Metaphor and myth have guided [...]

Intelligence, Genetics, Self-Knowledge and Diversity

by Farzad Mahootian

Who are we, really? Wisdom traditions of the major world religions revere self-knowledge as the highest spiritual achievement. While the meaning of self-knowledge varies across traditions, devotion to the quest is ever-present, if not always explicit, within initiation rituals that predate world religions by several millennia.