Artists Against Torture
The arts start the conversation. When the world is saved—and it really does require saving—the door will be opened through the arts and then the politicians. Then the policies will follow.
Near the start of this year's Sundance Film Festival, at a panel titled "Why Art Matters," veteran television producer Norman Lear answered the question this way: "The arts start the conversation. When the world is saved — and it really does require saving — the door will be opened through the arts and then the politicians. Then the policies will follow." And so the final day of the film festival saw the start of a national discussion about the Bush administration's torture program. Robert Redford, Doug Liman, and other filmmakers and artists have united to remind Americans about prisoner abuse.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
The controversy over whether Jesus had any siblings is reignited after an amazing new discovery of an ancient text.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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