deathcoverart-featured 40 Faces of Death: A Grim Reaper Gallery

“Well I am death, none can excel. I’ll open the door to Heaven or Hell…” Read more ›

deathtrio-feature Art Spotlight: The Three Ages of Man and Death

Here we see “The Three Ages of Man and Death” by Hans Baldung (1484 – 1545), which I featured in “40 Faces of Death: A Grim Reaper Gallery.” Unfortunately, image size restrictions prevented me from sharing the full image, so

renaltshapedincision-feature Artatomical: T-shaped Incision by Max Brödel

Here’s another dose of Artatomical for you, in which we stand back and consider the intersection of art and science in the realm of medical illustration. This time it’s an illustration by German-American artist Max Brödel (1870-1941), from the 1922

gunbody-feature Is gun confiscation a form of dismemberment?

Let me preface by stating that I’m not concerned with the phallic symbolism of guns, at least for the purposes of this post. I also have no intention of making a pro- or anti-gun legislation argument here, as that’s a

tedmon George Monbiot’s TED Talk on Rewilding

In our podcast episode “How Rewilding Works,” we reference George Monbiot‘s 2013 TED Talk “For more wonder, rewild the world,” so I wanted to share it with you hear. In typical TED fashion, it contains inspiring ideas with varying degrees

infinityhotelart The Infinite Hotel & Other 60-second Brain Puzzles

Julie and I are putting together a podcast episode on the topic of infinity, so I wanted to share the above video illustrating Hilbert’s paradox of the Grand Hotel, devised by mathematician David Hilbert ( 1862 – 1943) and popularized

whitetempleart-feature Cosmic Canvas: Starships of The White Temple

Here we see a cosmological collision of science fiction and Thai Buddhism — and I’m fairly certain that’s Ultraman in the pilot seat, himself a co-Thai creation and no stranger to crossovers with religion.* This is just one detail from

svalbard2-feature 5 Buried Worlds Beneath Svalbard

Explore a maze of passageways forged by man, microbe and the steady progression of time… Read more ›

flagellants-featured Self-Flagellation: Justice, Forgiveness and Pain

Put yourself in mindset of the medieval flagellants. It’s the 14th century and an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty permeates the grim realities of daily life. War ravages the population. Black Death creeps from door to door. All the while,

golgotha-featured Pain, Sentience and the Crucifixion

Consciousness and culture complicate our most basic physical realities, especially the reality of pain. I’ve been thinking about the figure of Jesus Christ recently, for few figures of pain and suffering stand so towering in Western culture. We see such

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