James Burke is known for his series on BBC called Connections, which was all about how seemingly random inventions (or concepts) are actually connected in interesting ways. He has spent his life advocating for people to look at the in-between of industries and fields of research because it is there that we find . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: James Burke Connections App for Your Thinking Needs
It seems only a short while ago, as the Internet and the World Wide Web made their appearance, that prophets talked of a new enlightened age. All the world’s knowledge would henceforth be available to everyone everywhere. With every person and every world leader able to obtain all the facts available on every topic, we . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The failure of the Information Age
What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers? The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as the quality of having knowledge, experience and good judgement. Let’s start with knowledge. What do caregivers know? Well, we know our loved ones and they have taught us the skills required for achieving intimacy in loving relationships. That knowledge is rare . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Wisdom of Caregivers – Part 1
A main focus of this blog is to consider and compare different political and ethical philosophies so as to promote better understanding of one’s own worldview and those of others. I frequently focus on progressivism/liberalism and libertarian conservativism, arguing that these incompletely overlapping moral/political philosophies each have their own internal logic and validity, but that […] . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Atheists are Differently Religious – and No, Atheism is not the/a Religion
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledgeKhalil GibranThere are things that seem to sneak up and make you say what the hell? How does that happen? Why? And these things are beyond sensical…like how does an almost 60 year old do the splits…and why do… . . . → Read More: ear pain today, brains tomorrow
“Sometimes I’m confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn’t obvious…”Michael StipeIt seems that the biggest troubles come about from what we believe to be true. Lately I have come to the realizati… . . . → Read More: I know this much is true?
“Beware of false knowledge;it is more dangerous than ignorance.”George Bernard ShawWe are in the information age. We are a knowledge based economy…or so we are supposed to be. Knowledge is power we are told.We have countless ways of receiving inf… . . . → Read More: anybody want to buy a bridge?
Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because y… . . . → Read More: It is What it is
IntroductionSo, as everyone and their brother’s roommate knows, Wikileaks managed to get their hands on another chunk of material that the powers-that-be would rather the rest of us never saw. This time, of course, it was a collection of documents rela… . . . → Read More: On secrecy and Wikileaks.