Read more "How Traumatic Was a Trip to the Moon? — A Church for Starving Artists"
I’m thinking about trauma today. Pastors are entrusted with stories of trauma from parishioners, strangers, and colleagues. Domestic abuse. Combat. Incest. Terrorism. Fire. Pastors (and educators, social workers, police officers, and medical professionals) hear a lot of difficult stories – at least if we are authentically open to hearing them. And I don’t know […]
Read more "Philosophy of Technology in Six Ideas — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D."
As I prowl around bookstores, I find a gaggle of books on managing technology overload. One after another fall of the presses and make their way on the shelves and into my hands. Some, I buy; most, I pass over. Often, I think, “I noticed that twenty years ago.” I did not predict Google or […]
Read more "Thomas Merton says: — The Müscleheaded Blog"
“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair— — but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
Read more "‘Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way the Gorgon Stare Did.’ — Longreads"
The Gorgon Stare, a military drone-surveillance technology that can track multiple moving targets at once, is coming to a city near you.
Read more "Specialist vs. Generalist : Horses for the Courses #SpecialistVsGeneralist — Occassionalmusingsblogpost.wordpress.com"
This week Indispire asks would you rather be a specialist or a generalist? Future society will need specialists or polymaths? Your thoughts on this debate which is going on since ‘Philosophy’ branched out to know more and more about less and less Thoughts on this debate which is going on since ‘Philosophy’ branched out to […]
Read more "Destruction of scientific knowledge: past events that made it difficult for science to be easily accepted in future — Motivation & Environment"
(Image credit: Shutterstock.com.) Although the Earth was created about 4 billion years ago, there is considerably a less amount of past scientific knowledge available, and there are obvious reasons—the chief among them are the past incidences of destruction…on the other hand, facts still exist, and won’t cease to, no matter how much they have lost significance and attention.
Read more "Technology Is a Branch of Moral Philosophy — L.M. Sacasas"
“Whether or not it draws on new scientific research technology is a branch of moral philosophy, not of science.” Or so argued Paul Goodman in a 1969 essay for the New York Review of Books titled “Can Technology Be Humane?” I first encountered the line in Postman’s Technopoly and was reminded of it a few years […]