Spreading the Word: Are We Really That Special?

This Friday I share with you a short video on our, human, origins. Lately I have been noticing how much undetected bias there is in our high regard of our own uniqueness, cognitive faculties, creativity etc. It helps to put things into perspective. To put our perceived specialness into perspective. To remind ourselves what a …

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Spreading the Word: ”The deep Anthropocene”

Today, I share with you an article that explores something called the Anthropocene - a period in Earth's history where humans have significant influence on nature. There is a growing interest both among scientists and the general public about the idea that we might have enetered into a new age, the name for which is …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Human Fragility

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article that I saw today in my inbox. It spoke to me as it may to many others because it tells about our natural, undeniable, inescapable human fragility. The author offers snippets of wisdom by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum about how to live with …

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