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The growing field of memetics demonstrates that memes seemingly behave according to laws of natural selection: the ones that are spread reproduce and thrive/leave offspring while disseminating information across the individuals it encounters, with the ones that do not dying off and becoming obscure, or "dead memes". This report responds to the phen...
The heavy and selective importance placed upon the Bible in many Protestant Christian denominations oftentimes can lead to the conclusion that if a certain idea or belief cannot be found fully articulated in the post-Reformation canon of Scripture, then the idea must be done away with in its entirety. This paper analyzes several objections which ha...
"Demonic possession" is an experiential phenomenon, with the affected experiencing actual pain and suffering regardless of what causes it. The current social paradigm is that most (if not all) cases of possession are able to be rationalized as manifestations of known neurological disorders and psychoses. The academic and medical paradigm, however, does not assent to this conclusion. The psycho-neurological and social literature available seems to categorize possession not as lay misunderstanding of known mental illness, but as either an entirely unknown neuro-pathology or an actual external phenomenon. This project exists to catalog and comment on relevant pieces of literature.