Archive for ‘ideas’

September 8, 2018

Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

Historian Yuval Noah Harari believes sci-fi has the power to shape public opinion.

Source: Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

August 17, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

The 2006 Humanist of the Year doesn’t need rose-colored glasses to see what’s clear about humanity’s progress. STEVEN PINKER is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, popular science author, and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has been recognized by a number of prestigious academic bodies, including the National Academy […]

Source: Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

August 17, 2018

Simultaneously Fighting for Secular Government and LGBTQ Rights – TheHumanist.com

Humanists and others who care about equal rights must follow those leading programs of resistance.

Source: Simultaneously Fighting for Secular Government and LGBTQ Rights – TheHumanist.com

August 13, 2018

WOW! This Woman Walked the Equivalent of Half of Earth’s Circumference to Raise Awareness About Water Pollution – One Green Planet

Since then, the amazing Mandamin has walked an estimated 25,000 kilometers — the equivalent of half of Earth’s circumference — to promote the importance of saving our water.

Source: WOW! This Woman Walked the Equivalent of Half of Earth’s Circumference to Raise Awareness About Water Pollution – One Green Planet

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

September 2, 2017

Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

To achieve radical democracy, we need to rethink our undemocratic economic system.

Source: Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

September 2, 2017

How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

The ‘taking our jobs’ myth continues to sow division in Chicago’s working class communities.

Source: How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

September 2, 2017

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing – The Mission – Medium

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.

Source: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing – The Mission – Medium

September 2, 2017

Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums | Aeon Ideas

Source: Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums | Aeon Ideas

January 1, 2017

Intellectual Honesty – The Coffeelicious – Medium

A Field Guide to One of the Most Important Traits You Can Have

Source: Intellectual Honesty – The Coffeelicious – Medium