“It is possible that during evolution, consciousness has originally emerged to inform the organisms and others around about tissue damage and well-being. This development may have paved for the emergence of language, thinking and reasoning.”

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“Although consciousness emerges due to brain function and we experience our consciousness to be “housed” in the brain, bodily feedback contributes significantly to a wide variety of subjective feelings,”

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“One in four women in the United States will experience forced intercourse by the time they’re 44…risk is greater for women who have attended little/no college vs. those who attend four or more years of college.”

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“Unintended fertility in the United States has remained stable since 1994, at half of all pregnancies and a third of all births…unintended fertility is substantially higher among minorities than non-Hispanic whites”

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“…most people conceive of free will as dualistic (libertarian) free will: you really could have done otherwise at a given moment. That notion is of course incompatible with the laws of physics.”

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“…there is no convincing evidence showing transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in humans. But – for… sociological reasons… – I don’t expect we’ll stop hearing about it any time soon.”

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