Counterpart is a very hip sci-fi show that unfortunately was canceled after Season 2. The program doesn’t rely on flashy CGI and glowing FX but rather, on solid scripts and performances. The show is premised on the accidental creation of a parallel universe into which a select few special agents may crossover. Those in the… Read More Counterpart – One thing leads to another… unless you’re dealing with a parallel universe!
Have you ever found yourself counting ums and uhs? Many scientists, though, think that our cultural fixation with stamping out what they call “disfluencies” is deeply misguided. Saying um is no character flaw, but an organic feature of speech; far from distracting listeners, there’s evidence that it focuses their attention in ways that enhance comprehension. Source:… Read More Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages | + Opinion
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer and Cambridge professor of medieval studies who underwent a profound conversion to Christianity. His popular books include The Screwtape Letters (1942, where a senior and junior devil correspond on the topic of how to destroy souls), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950, which has become… Read More C. S. Lewis – Christian writer who foresaw the rise of scientism
Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell
John Locke (1632-1704) was a British thinker and physician who had a profound influence on Western philosophy, particularly within so-called British Empiricism and the Enlightenment. Locke believed the human infant enters the world with a tabula rasa—that is, a blank slate. For Locke, we inherit nothing more than physical characteristics and a basic sense of… Read More John Locke – Antiquated and Modern
In Norse myth Loki is in some sources the son of two giants who confounds the gods with various tricks until he’s fastened to a rock after bringing about the death of Balder. On the day of Ragnarok Loki will break free and fight in an epic battle against the Norse gods. The American scholar… Read More Loki – A Trickster For Today
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau this morning he’s not doing enough to protect the environment from the threat of runaway climate change. Source: Greta Thunberg meets Trudeau, tells him he’s not doing enough to fight climate change | CBC News Opinion: I agree that the planet is warming but I am… Read More Greta Thunberg meets Trudeau, tells him he’s not doing enough to fight climate change | CBC News | + Opinion