Kauffman, Stuart A. Reinventing the sacred: a new view of science, reason, and religion. Basic Books, 2008.

Stuart Kauffman is  an ex-physician, expert in developmental genetics, founder of the BiosGroup in Santa Fe,and  also highly respected for his work on complex systems.  The book by this highly respected thinker of our times  offers some insightful perspectives on the physical world.  The classical and still current paradigm of science is that the “universe […]

News that dwarfs all news

The world of humans is witnessing problems of ominous proportions: a kicked out Kaddafi in hiding in Libya, Syria in turmoil under an awful Assad,  Anna Hazare cross with corruption in India and fiercely fasting, rioting in London, casino catastrophe in Mexico killing more than fifty innocent players, Hurricane Irene threatening the East coast of […]

Science and Pseudo-Science

“It was reported that a  joint study by Penn State University and the NASA Planetary Science Division that “A preemptive strike would be particularly likely in the early phases of our expansion because a civilization may become increasingly difficult to destroy as it continues to expand…. Humanity may just now be entering the period in […]

On Supernatural Beings

Periodically we read news reports to the effect that such and such a percentage of Americans or Europeans believe in angels, another percentage of  Indians believe in spirits, yet another percentage of Chinese believe in ghosts, etc.  This says nothing about the existence of angels, spirits, or ghosts, but it does remind us  of the […]

Martin A. Nowak with Roger Highfield’s SuperCooperators: altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed, 2011

When grandma used to say, be good to others, when religions ask us to forgive, or when elders advice the young to work with rather than against one another, it all sounds old-fashioned and contrary to the competitive spirit. But in recent years psychology and empirical science have been suggesting that compassion, caring and cooperation […]

Three Kinds of Fields

There are three kinds of highly specialized fields: Creative arts which can be appreciated by one and all, scientific technical fields which are opaque, and directly human related fields which are within reach of our understanding and which affect us in our everyday lives. To the first group belong music, painting, plays and the like […]