Archive for ‘ideas’

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

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