Tag: Apocalypse

Victorian Pseudoscience on a Netflix Budget: “Ancient Apocalypse” and the Paradox of Science Communication Online

As scholars and investigators of conspiracy theory communities have noted, people who cling to these ideas long after they have been demonstrated to be factually false tend to…

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DOOR VIVIAN MAC GILLAVRY De aarde moesten we verlaten. Na de exponentiële groei van de wereldbevolking in de jaren 80 van de 21e eeuw, de technologische crisis en…

Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…

From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19: Signs and Wonders of a Collapsing Global (Dis)order

Part 1 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series lasting from April 26 through April 30. Corona—meaning: a crown. Travelling around the world, as if at full gallop. Firing…

Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…

Living with the End

By Peter Versteeg                  Recently Chris Cornell, singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died. Soundgarden is probably best known for their early nineties song ‘Black Hole Sun’, whic…

Zombies, Zombies, Everywhere

Our love affair with zombies has lasted at least a decade, if not more (28 Days Later came out in 2002!). And yet it doesn’t seem to grow…

Untimely Ends and the Pandemic Imaginary by Christos Lynteris

It was one of those typical late spring afternoons in Beijing, when the desert sand blowing from the North begins to give way to an electric atmosphere more…

anthro in the news 10/19/2015

  source: The Independent Muslim refugees and culture talk The Independent (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) carried an article about Canada’s failure to help with the current Middle East…

Would Artificial intelligence become strong enough to be a concern? An Anthropologist’s view

Recently there has been some robust progress in AI (Artificial Intelligence), with some scientists even successfully uploading the mind of a roundworm into a Lego robot. Although this seems…