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Meet Homo Empathicus

Can empathy scale up? Another adeptly animated RSA lecture that raises some interesting questions by economist and ethicist Jeremy Rifkin (he’s not very popular on the science scene though). Also … Continue reading

10 July, 2010 · Leave a comment

God is back

Nietzsche once famously proclaimed that God was dead; with the advent of modernity, humanity has been the most anthropocentric it has ever been. Historian, editor-in-chief of the Economist and co-author … Continue reading

30 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Sand’s The Invention of the Diaspora: Shattering a National Mythology?

Tel Aviv University historian, Prof. Shlomo Sand, author of new book Matai ve’ech humtza ha’am hayehudi? (When and How Were the Jewish People Invented?; Resling, in Hebrew) is sure to … Continue reading

24 March, 2008 · 13 Comments

Christiane Amanpour’s God’s Warriors series: illegal Israeli settlements

Christiane Amanpour’s CNN God’s Warriors series focuses on the three Abrahamic religions. This video clip is a compilation of highlights on illegal Israeli settlements. (10 mins)

11 October, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"