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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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