Monthly Archives: January 2017

Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?

By John W. Whitehead January 24, 2017 “Most Germans, so far as I could see, did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of their splendid culture was being destroyed and replaced … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan’s foreboding of America

“I HAVE A FOREBODING OF AN AMERICA…” “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg: Why There’s No Economically Sustainable Price For Oil Anymore

Producers need higher prices that the public can’t afford. Actuary Gail Tverberg returns to provide an update on where we are in the global energy story. Her outlook is not rosy: she doesn’t see a path for society to transition … Continue reading

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2017: The Year When the World Economy Starts Coming Apart

Some people would argue that 2016 was the year that the world economy started to come apart, with the passage of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Whether or not the “coming apart” process started in 2016, in my … Continue reading

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Helen Fisher: Technology hasn’t changed love. Here’s why

In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we’ve developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same, says anthropologist Helen Fisher. Our faster connections, she suggests, are actually leading to slower, more … Continue reading

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A better way to talk about love

In love, we fall. We’re struck, we’re crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience … Continue reading

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Paradox of Progress

LETTER FROM THE NIC CHAIRMAN Thinking about the future is vital but hard. Crises keep intruding, making it all but impossible to look beyond daily headlines to what lies over the horizon. In those circumstances, thinking “outside the box,” to … Continue reading

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Is Gravitation Interaction or just Curved-Spacetime Geometry?

Abstract.  As there have still been attempts to regard gravity, a 100 years after Einstein’s general relativity, not as a manifestation of the non-Euclidean geometry of spacetime, but as a physical field (and therefore as a force), it is high … Continue reading

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Complexity or some simple thoughts on consciousness and intelligence

All atoms and molecules, all living beings and human made things are emergent property devices, all chemical reactions and human mental processes are emergent property processes. We are accustomed to say that the systems and processes are complex or complicated, … Continue reading

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Violence brought us Trump, but Nonviolent Protest will Stop Him

What’s next? That is the big question facing this country after the election. And many people have been sharing their thoughts on that over social and traditional media, over dinner conversations, at the office and on the bus with complete … Continue reading

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BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Dr. Dan Siegel shares his research findings and dispels the negative myths of adolescence prevalent in the media. He also reveals how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares young people to thrive as interdependent adults. Dr. Siegel’s … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jesus Christ

D.M. Bennett’s An Open Letter to Jesus Christ was first published in the November 1875 issue of the Truth Seeker It is quite possible some people may deem it improper that a letter addressed to the distinguished personage named above … Continue reading

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