The History of Evolutionary Thought!

Written by Matthew Sabatine The following article/post represents only the author's views and not everyone at Common Issues. The idea that species undergo change is an idea dating back to the ancient world. It can be seen in the writings of Empedocles (495–35 BCE), the Greek Atomists, and the pre-Socratic natural philosophers. [1] Arguably, we... Continue Reading →

DMT, The Shamans, Ayahuasca, and Consciousness

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following essay/post represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. A few nights ago, I picked up National Geographic’s issue on Science of The Supernatural, wherein it discusses healing and miracles.  Shamans are leaders of hunter-gatherer societies, and are venerated because of people's belief in... Continue Reading →

Distracting People With Irrelevant Stuff During Debates–The Red Herring Fallacy!

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following post/essay represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ttbfTGs48 Internet discussion pages appear to be teeming with red herring fallacies. I usually find them in debates on contentious topics that heavily impact people’s worldviews and private lives. Instead of engaging with the opponent’s... Continue Reading →

Is Your Unconscious Like a Sixth Sense?

Written by: Matthew Sabatine Disclaimer: The views expressed herein represent only the author of this article and not everyone at Common Issues. Our unconscious minds can catalogue sensory inputs much more than our conscious minds. Have you ever experienced a feeling or thought that came out of nowhere? Nowhere wasn’t truly the source. The thought... Continue Reading →

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