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A free woman

An article about Aung San Sun Kyi and the hope for enlightened politics. A free woman (The New Yorker, Jan 24th 2011)

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Scripture and secrets…

A fascinating article about the re-opening of the Vatican Library as a public resource. God’s Librarians Link to the Vatican Library

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Symbolism of Christmas

Deep in the heart of humanity exists the mystic yearning implanted within it at the first Christmastide when the Light of Man made a definite place for Itself within and upon this dense earth planet. The word Christmas is derived … Continue reading

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Transparency

Fascinating article on Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency ( Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks) No Secrets

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Democracy

I am absolutely fascinated by the epochal events unfolding around Wikileaks and the making public of ten of thousands of classified documents, as well as the reaction to it. To me it is not the “what”, but simply the “how”. … Continue reading

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The beautiful mind

Portraits of the mind.  An art book by a young scientist, hoping to draw the general reader into neuroscience with the beauty of it’s images. To the slide show Read the article from today’s New York Times

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The flip side

One of the most famous artworks of the 15th century – and one of the most renowned religious paintings of any century –  is the Altarpiece of the Lamb.  Called The Ghent Altarpiece due to its location in the Saint Bavo Cathedral … Continue reading

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Cancer World

A brilliant article on cancer from this weeks’s New Yorker: Cancer World The more science tells us about the cancer cell, the more it resembles us. It wants to grow and multiply, as we do, but it doesn’t know how … Continue reading

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Morals without God

Morals without God ? A cool article by Frans de Waal in the NY Times on biology, ethics and morale. The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless.

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The next incarnation

A beautiful article on the Dalai Lama from this week’s New Yorker “The next incarnation” by Evan Osnos

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