I live a life without gods. Many people would call me an Atheist and that is not a label that I would deny. I have come to a place in my life where I simply cannot take the word of various “authorities” that a god or gods exist and are agents in this world. My […]
At the end of the day, good teaching is always a bit risky. It requires a balance of maintaining your power as a teacher, while at the same time giving space to the students in the room to step into their own power, even if that creates conflict along the way.
By pledging $100 million towards a new SETI research project, famed physicist Stephen Hawking has reinvigorated the search for extraterrestrials. Backed by the Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner, Breakthrough Listen will be the biggest scientific enterprise yet to seek signs of intelligent life outside our solar system. Do we dare disturb the universe? What if our celestial neighbours don’t want to play nice? Soon we may find out for sure.
We have to aim ourselves in the right direction. Or, more accurately, allow ourselves to be aimed in the right direction by life itself. If we’re too busy being obstructionists or propping arguments up about ourselves and others, there’s no room for the truth to seep in.
Technology’s advancements have placed in jeopardy the job security of many individuals. Their fear is that they will soon become obsolete – that a cheaply-produced and easily-programmed robot will supplant them from their position, offering management structures a mechanical employee that will cost pennies on the dollar; that will never request vacation time; and that will never call in sick. What does this mean for human labour?
Though not quite in the form it is now played today, basketball is the only major sport custom-designed by a physician!
When you can challenge the assumptions of your past or how it should be according to the rules of others, then you are indeed a free thinker and a free human. I’ve realized that perhaps a thinker isn’t a trained person as much as they are innately born to do so.
What’s new in science? Syeda Sumayya Tariq takes us on a brief tour of some of the decade’s most exciting scientific discoveries, including a potential new Earth!
New scientific advances have certainly brought scientists into contact with a strange and not-so-expected reality, yes; but, it has also presented them with a paradoxical allegory. In their struggle to grasp this new reality, they have become painfully aware too that their basic concepts and language, including their “time-tested” whole new way of thinking were, or are, inadequate to describing the atomic phenomenon.
“…I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” – This goal was achieved when astronaut Neil A. Armstrong became the first human to set foot upon the Moon at 10:56 p.m. EDT, July 20, 1969.