DO NOT TAKE GOD’S NAME IN VAIN | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.

Several ideas came to mind as I read this engaging piece by Rabbi Allen S. Maller. First, what constitutes using God’s name in vain arguably is a matter or debate in itself. For instance, in a previous post were I relate that I occasionally talk to God in a humorous way about the beauty of… Read More DO NOT TAKE GOD’S NAME IN VAIN | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.

It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

Mike Ryder, Lancaster University Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from science fiction into science fact. But should robots have rights? And will humanity ever reach a point where human… Read More It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

Noam Chomsky: America Has Built a Global Dystopia – Truthdig | + Opinion

In the first installment of a two-part interview, Robert Scheer meets the renowned thinker for the first time to discuss world politics. Source: Noam Chomsky: America Has Built a Global Dystopia – Truthdig Opinion: Some of the scary dystopian elements that Chomsky mentions in the above-linked article could no doubt come true. I myself have… Read More Noam Chomsky: America Has Built a Global Dystopia – Truthdig | + Opinion

Czech spies wrote how-to guide for targeting Labour MPs choosing those who wanted to live the high life | + Analysis

Cold War spies wrote a guide on how to target Labour MPs to get them to pass information to communist Czechoslovakia, the Telegraph can reveal. Source: Czech spies wrote how-to guide for targeting Labour MPs choosing those who wanted to live the high life Analysis: I’ve encountered a few Czechs along the way. The individuals… Read More Czech spies wrote how-to guide for targeting Labour MPs choosing those who wanted to live the high life | + Analysis

Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight for,’ says Toronto-born son of Russian spies | CBC Radio | + Opinion

Alexander Vavilov, the Toronto-born son of Russian spies, has been fighting for nearly a decade to have his Canadian citizenship restored. Last week the Supreme Court of Canada finally ruled he could keep it, and permanently reside in the country where he was born. Source: Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight… Read More Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight for,’ says Toronto-born son of Russian spies | CBC Radio | + Opinion

How the Hanukkah myth gave rise to Israeli toxic masculinity – Jewish World – Haaretz – Israel News | Haaretz.com | + Opinion

Source: How the Hanukkah myth gave rise to Israeli toxic masculinity – Jewish World – Haaretz – Israel News | Haaretz.com Opinion: It is always a sign of health or a movement toward health when a culture is able to reflect and constructively criticize itself. I was initially surprised to see this headline because in… Read More How the Hanukkah myth gave rise to Israeli toxic masculinity – Jewish World – Haaretz – Israel News | Haaretz.com | + Opinion