Creationism, Evolution, and Interrelation
It has been prevalent for many years now the power of belief upon an individual can have serious affect. Many individuals I have met in my life have told me "God has a plan for you". Well over a decade ago I lost my Catholic religion for reasons that need not be stated. Later in life I was turned onto the evolutionary theory that humans have evolved over an expansive course of time. The thought that my greatest of ancestors were apes is amusing, and not impossible. Even more recently I have been turned onto the idea of Buddhism, which has been seen by many as nihilistic. What intrigues me most about Buddhism is the idea of Interrelation and the four main beliefs. Suffering being the first belief. I believe that every individual has suffered in their life (except possibly the newborn that has just entered the world, that cannot identify the meaning of suffering). There are two kinds of suffering in this world, those who suffer from a lack of life, and those who suffer from an overabundance of life.
It has been a philosophical question for sometime, which is the most common human emotion, Laziness or Fear. I question, what is the best way to inform a mass public suffering from poverty, ignorance, and moral conflict?
Step inside the unlikely friendship of a former ACLU president and an ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice.
- Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were unlikely friends. They debated each other at events all over the world, and because of that developed a deep and rewarding friendship – despite their immense differences.
- Scalia, a famous conservative, was invited to circles that were not his "home territory", such as the ACLU, to debate his views. Here, Strossen expresses her gratitude and respect for his commitment to the exchange of ideas.
- "It's really sad that people seem to think that if you disagree with somebody on some issues you can't be mutually respectful, you can't enjoy each other's company, you can't learn from each other and grow in yourself," says Strossen.
- The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual respect.
Scientists make an important discovery for the future of computing.
- Researchers find a new state of matter called "topological superconductivity".
- The state can lead to important advancements in quantum computing.
- Utilizing special particles that emerge during this state can lead to error-free data storage and blazing calculation speed.
Erik Verlinde has been compared to Einstein for completely rethinking the nature of gravity.
- The Dutch physicist Erik Verlinde's hypothesis describes gravity as an "emergent" force not fundamental.
- The scientist thinks his ideas describe the universe better than existing models, without resorting to "dark matter".
- While some question his previous papers, Verlinde is reworking his ideas as a full-fledged theory.
As tempting as it may be to run away from emotionally-difficult situations, it's important we confront them head-on.
- Impossible-sounding things are possible in hospitals — however, there are times when we hit dead ends. In these moments, it's important to not run away, but to confront what's happening head-on.
- For a lot of us, one of the ways to give meaning to terrible moments is to see what you can learn from them.
- Sometimes certain information can "flood" us in ways that aren't helpful, and it's important to figure out what types of data you are able to take in — process — at certain times.