Jonathan Sacks in the Times of London (July 22, 2011) posts an article inquiring into elements that create greatness.
What makes a champion? Is it down to hard work and repeated practice? There has been a splendid spate of books recently, from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers to Matthew Syed’s Bounce, on what makes great people great. . . . → Read More: Ritual develops habits that can lift us to greatness
Social Conservatives want a Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage
Social conservatives have been put on the defensive by gay activists who have been getting laws passed that support homosexual marriages. They have reacted by promoting laws and constitutional amendments in the states and the federal government that would define marriage as a union of . . . → Read More: Why Christians should not want the Government to Define Marriage
Praise to Ode Magazine, that bylines itself as “The online community for intelligent optimists.” to me, a very hard niche to carve out and hold interest. So many of us intuit the need for media reform, but many, including me, I’m afraid persist as “non-reformers” in my impulses, habits, and consumption.
For this reason the . . . → Read More: Reports from Sendai, Japan
Abstract: Advances in genetic science is one of the most exciting developments of our time. There arises from this great hope to cure many crippling maladies whose quiddities have eluded us so far. But, so long as these advances occur in an environment of scientism and materialist reductionism, progress in the study of genetics will . . . → Read More: Materialism and genetics
Abstract: The role and mission of NWE, VKF and related efforts often are misunderstood to be primarily scholarly or academic in nature. But nothing could be farther from true.
The centuries old investment to make information “value neutral” has created two deadly vacuums in the body politic. 1. Our natural and innate structure of . . . → Read More: Interpol worried about spike in extremist websites
Abstract: This article examines a danger faced by this NWE Values Forum, the Values in Knowledge Foundation, and other progressive and enlightened efforts to re-integrate values in knowledge and information.
It is said that President Obama has over-reached with the expansion of Federal control. For this reason and perhaps others, a mighty energy has seized . . . → Read More: Values voters see common cause, if not agenda, with Tea Party