In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.
Man is born an unfinished creature. He cannot walk or talk or feed himself. Long years of care are required to bring him to even the most minimal levels of self-sufficiency.
And yet even after the typical person has reached the stage of functioning … More
“The world,” wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, “is the totality of facts, not of things.” So it is, but facts take many forms. The hard-edged events of ordinary reality are only one form, and not always the most important.
This insight can be … More
The love of money is the root of all evil. — 1 Timothy 6:10
Why do people value money so much? There is, after all, nothing very attractive about grubby pieces of paper, dirty metal discs, or digital records in a database. Money … More
All of modern Christianity is hinged upon a short, eight paragraph document that was crafted three hundred years after the execution of Jesus of Nazareth. This one brief doctrine of belief, or creed, then determined which strain of Christianity, from the dozens … More
Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer
Many thought leaders of our time inspire us to meditate regularly in order to reach great depths of inner peace and grow our understanding of the nature of our mind and humanity. More and more ordinary people are beginning to meditate these days, exploring … More