I have the great fortune to be joining some good friends this month on a tour of The Galapagos Islands, where Darwin is said to have put the final pieces together of his theory of the origin of species by natural selection. Over the next several weeks, I will use this opportunity to take notes […]
This week (January 3, 2015) the Economist magazine posted a review of a new book by Nyr Eyal called Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products (2014) that documents the way online companies seek to manipulate our minds in the effort to build users and ad revenues. Remarkably, it is estimated that 4/5ths of smartphone users […]
The RSA has released its final report on a two-year research initiative on revitalizing spirituality to address 21st century challenges. The report provides a serious critique of secular materialism and a passionate appeal for a new, shared commitment to a universal spirituality – the existential ground which all humans share. A few interesting quotes: It’s not […]
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