Asking The Right Questions – Part 3 – Rethinking Progress

Introduction

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Albert Einstein

Ever accelerating social and technological progress impacts everyone living in the world today.  Let’s take a look at some common assumptions and beliefs surrounding progress.  Along the way let’s look back to see if we can find any relevant lessons from history. Continue reading “Asking The Right Questions – Part 3 – Rethinking Progress”

Asking The Right Questions – Part 2 – Science vs Religion

Introduction

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World

Science is commonly presented as the opposing view to holding a religious belief.   Recently these conflicts Continue reading “Asking The Right Questions – Part 2 – Science vs Religion”

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“An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.”
Mark Twain

This blog has been created to present interesting topics to people with open minds and a thirst for knowledge beyond ‘conventional wisdom’ and ‘common knowledge’.   Topics will vary wildly but will generally fall inside philosophy, science, metaphysics, religion, art, health, ethics & technology.