Monthly Archives: May 2010

A thoughtful American: “Western Culture has initiated and is leading a global assault on the biosphere.”

I do empathize with this feeling, shared by many people all over the world. However, I think we should not equate Western culture  with just one aspect of Western/global civilization. Yes, modern science first emerged in Western Christian Europe. And … Continue reading

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America: Global Science Educator

News item: “A bill has  now been introduced in the House of Representatives, co-sponsored by a Democrat and a Republican that wants to provide grants for scientific research to universities, businesses, and institutes in the Muslim world.” Another well-meaning and … Continue reading

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The Facebook Fracas

On the offensive cartoon day So humanity has come down to this level: we are engaging in insulting internet exchanges on what millions regard as sacred. To taunt and deprecate the religious symbols of others is as vile an offense … Continue reading

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News: ” Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.”

The big, very big news from Science (both the journal and the enterprise) is that a large genome has been synthesized in the lab, using a computer. First a DNA was synthesized, and then it was transplanted into a host … Continue reading

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Does a fine-tuned universe prove the existence of God?

God has existed in the hearts and minds of human beings in a variety of forms and modes since time immemorial. His/Her existence has also be rejected as fantasy and concoction by many minds, ancient and modern. To a handful … Continue reading

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On Lorne Ladner’s “The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology.”

Lorne Ladner, Ph.D., The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology, 2004. Harper San Francisco, U.S.$ 15.95. We live in an extraordinary age of wonderful scientific breakthroughs and marvelous technological achievements. … Continue reading

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Variety in Religion

5.IIb SPECIFIC RELIGIONS 1.    The Judaic faith has this to say: They’re true to God who His laws obey! 2.    The message of Christ is short indeed: Be kind and helpful to those in need. 3.    They call themselves devout … Continue reading

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