Problems of Identity

Problems of Identity

Most of us have a sense of who we are. Yet identity is a tricky business. If, for example, a person’s memories could be erased and substituted with another person’s memories, would he or she still be the same person? These are the types of metaphysical questions that have philosophers looking at their feet. Pondering […]

Does the Self Exist?

Does the Self Exist?

When neuroscientists peer into the tapestry of neurons woven together inside our skulls, is someone looking back at them? We all have the experience of being a unified self, or as physicists like to dub, “an observer.” But what is a self? The self is a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from anyone else. […]

Botulism Kills and Cures

Botulism Kills and Cures

Botulism can kill both humans and animals, yet the toxin is now being used by doctors to cure diseases and save lives. The botulism toxin is caused by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. Humans and animals may become infected by ingesting the bacteria which then produces the toxin in the body. While there are five various […]