Spreading the Word Special Edition: a Picture and 2 Quotes

"The ends of things are always painful. But pain is part of there being a world at all." J. Campbell my photo "You've got to say yes to this miracle of life as it is, not on the condition that it follow your rules." J. Campbell keep exploring!

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: What Would Aztecs Say?

Today, I share with you an article on something very interesting. We all have our sets of moral values, have heard about different systems of ethics and so on. But have you ever thought what kind of ethics did the Aztecs have? What did they consider the right and proper behavior, and what was frowned …

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Spreading the Word: Creativity is Vitality

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a TED talk. For me, it was really inspiring, and I fully agree with the relevance of the idea that our creativity is not just something nice and fluffy to play around with when we happen to have some free time. No - our creativity …

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Spreading the Word: the Art of Looking and Seeing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I continue the exploring journey theme and share with you an article from a website I'm subscribed to. It`s an article about the book "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by a cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz. After reading this article I was so inspired and intrigued that I …

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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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Spreading the Word: The Speaking Trees

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article about the secret lives of trees. Some of you may already know this but I think it is so amazing that it's worth reminding ourselves - trees communicate to each other, they have their own webs of information flow. There is a series …

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Spreading the Word: Interview with Yuval Noah Harari on COVID-19

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an interview with the famous historian, professor Yuval Noah Harari published on 22.04.2020. In it, professor shares his views on the biggest dangers that face us in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps unexpectedly, he thinks that the virus itself is not our most serious …

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Spreading the Word: Seeing the Bigger Picture

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a TED talk given by a historian, professor David Christian. The talk was given in 2011 but its topic is as relevant as ever, especially in times of increasingly narrow focus and related sense of overall separation. Christian introduces us to a special approach of …

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Spreading the Word: Newton, Self-isolation and Productivity

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article by a professor of science Thomas Levenson published recently in The New Yorker. In it, our seemingly increased expectation to be more productive during the time spent in self-isolation is reviewed from an interesting point of view - taking Isaac Newton as an …

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