Islamic School Plots to UFOs? The cognition of conspiracy theories

Humans love conspiracy theories. We can’t help it. Creating plots, schemes, unseen forces and secret organisations to explain the world around us is actually wired into our brains. It stems from a thinking process we all develop as babies and forms completely between the ages of 3 and 4, called the Theory of Mind. It’s extremely powerful and evolutionarily was …

Quantum gravity discovery: explains a lot about our brains (as well as the universe)

  Yesterday, the news channels all over the world were filled with something. A story of wonder. A story of profound importance to our understanding of the basic nature of the cosmos, perhaps of reality itself. Scientists announced that they had observed data that appears to prove the (previously theoretical) concept of “cosmic inflation”. It is, even given my extremely …