The Science of Sexuality

Sintija Jurkevica and Jonathan James The struggle of understanding sexuality begins to muddle even before sexual orientation can be defined. Some sources describe it as a person’s capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. However, in general, sexual orientation or preference, can be defined as “the sex (biological aspects of maleness and femaleness) of those … Continue reading The Science of Sexuality

A Profile of Margeret Mead

Rhiannon Freya Lyon Born in the US, 1901, Margaret Mead is recognised as one of the most influential anthropologists of the 20th century, often seen as the woman who laid the foundation for second wave feminism and the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Through her studies of isolated civilisations in the South Pacific, Mead was … Continue reading A Profile of Margeret Mead

Controversial Science Studies

Richard Kaskiewicz The history of science is littered with a myriad of debate and controversial studies undertaken to exact scientific progress. Take the theory of evolution, or the heliocentric model of the solar system, as two well-known examples. These theories challenged the societal norm and had stark implications on the nature of humanity. In more … Continue reading Controversial Science Studies

Have You Ever Told a Lie?

Jess Jarvis Although many people don’t like to admit they lie, it is something that we all do - some of us more than others. Psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman, says that we are all born with a natural ability to lie, suggesting it is a relatively inescapable certainty within our lives. Image Source: http://www.practicingparents.com/why-do-kids-lie/ Why … Continue reading Have You Ever Told a Lie?

On Good and Evil

Rowan Jaines The concept of evil is often understood to be the polar opposite of being morally good. Marcus Singer referred to the term “evil” as the worst possible term of criticism imaginable. He argued that evil is a human phenomenon since evil deeds must flow from the will to do something evil. In other … Continue reading On Good and Evil