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Twenty-five years ago, some futurists foresaw a major global crisis arriving in about the year 2020. In 1995 I published EarthCurrents: The Struggle for the...

In Europe’s Middle Ages (500-1500), people knew nothing about bacteria and other microbes. So they suffered the consequences in disease and plague. Today in North...

        Perhaps you heard them discussing it on the radio: MIT sociologist Sherry Turkle’s new book, Reclaiming Conversation (Penguin, 2015, 436 pp.). The discussion caught...

Late last year we had some birch trees cut down in front of our house. The trunks were over a foot thick. I thought...

Advent may be a good time to think about the spirituality of science. Genuine science is not really secular, but spiritual. Think about its spirituality. Here...

It’s possible to get all sentimental and misty-eyed about suffering and forget the real pain, tragedy, and injustice involved. “The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes...

  I walk into a shopping mall. In a central courtyard is a beautiful floor made of different colors and sizes of tiles. Admiring the...

When war killed the land and the people were slain, and governments raged, then I heard this refrain: “It’s only a natural cycle.” When economists saw how...

The Earth – all of us, all humanity – now faces two massive global pandemics: Covid-19 and Climate Change. Underneath and around these, of course,...

Are humans unique among all living things? Are we special? The two extremes here are fairly obvious, I suppose: Yes! Humans certainly are special; unique among...

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