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December 24, 2012 We're taking a two-week break from regular posting on 13.7. We will return to our regular schedule starting on Monday, January 7. In the meantime, be sure to check out the answer to Alva's riddle from the other day and — if you're new to the blog — our archive of posts from the past three years.
September 11, 2012 In images of a universe much larger than the scale of human malice there is a freedom we can always return to for at least a few breaths.
Is war just what humans do?
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August 14, 2012 War might have made evolutionary sense for emerging groups with a predisposition to social hierarchy and tool building, but what happens when these societies become global — and so do their tools of war?
Buy more, or buy less, this holiday season; the choice is yours.
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November 29, 2011 As we head into the holiday season this might be a good moment to reflect on the roots of our collective consumer delusion.
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November 22, 2011 No amount of explanation, be it a "Theory of Everything" or a religious theology, will reduce the power of experience.
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February 6, 2010 Science as diplomacy? You bet. Scientists from enemy nations working together offer a critical avenue for communication in the worst of times--and endless opportunities for social invention in the public good
January 20, 2010 Can artists stop nuclear bombs? With many thousands of nuclear warheads on ready alert, we need to think outrageously. Maybe YouTube is the answer.
December 16, 2009 Artists and scientists are the official "noticers" of society, those who notice things other people have either never learned to see, or learned to ignore, and communicate those noticings to others.
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