Archive for ‘ideas’

April 7, 2019

Think you’re special? A dime-sized spot in the sky proves otherwise.

Here’s a puzzle: What do geese on a warming planet and humans facing godlessness have in common? They have a big decision to make.

Source: Think you’re special? A dime-sized spot in the sky proves otherwise.

March 25, 2019

21 Quotes That (If Applied) Change You Into a Better Person

As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We find them carved in the rock of the Temple of…

Source: 21 Quotes That (If Applied) Change You Into a Better Person

February 17, 2019

Zen Stories For A Calm, Clear & Open Mind – Personal Growth – Medium

7 parables to focus your frantic brain

Source: Zen Stories For A Calm, Clear & Open Mind – Personal Growth – Medium

February 17, 2019

On Meaningful Work – Personal Growth – Medium

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese proverb.

Source: On Meaningful Work – Personal Growth – Medium

February 17, 2019

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal…

Source: If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

February 17, 2019

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom (and Does IQ Matter?)

What it is that makes us “smart”?

Source: The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom (and Does IQ Matter?)

February 17, 2019

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

Squirrel monkeys don’t see color like people. But inject their eyeballs with a genetically engineered virus and they suddenly can perceive a new rainbow. The same trick could someday be used on color-blind people.

Source: Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

February 16, 2019

Sam Harris, the new atheist with a spiritual side

The neuroscientist – and longtime exponent of meditation – talks about his new app and why he is definitely not an Islamophobe

Source: Sam Harris, the new atheist with a spiritual side

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