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Education      go up



Political news and analysis      go up


Social change      go up


International development organizations      go up


Neuroscience themes      go up

Neuroscience has directly bearing upon daily experience and the quality of life. These links are to pages which are hopefully accessible to non-experts. On each of these topics, there is a lot of scientific literature.

Philosophy themes      go up

I am not much of a philosopher but there are some schools which I find appealing.
  • Existentialism - "There is no pre-defined essence to humanity except that which we make for ourselves."
  • Naturalism - "There is no higher tribunal for truth than natural science."
  • Metaphysical subjectivism - "There is no reality independent of perception." (also: "There is no existence independent of consciousness.")
  • Weak agnosticism - "The existence or nonexistence of a God or gods is currently unknown but not necessarily unknowable."
  • Cultural relativism - "An individual human's beliefs and activities make sense in terms of his or her own culture."
  • Eclecticism - an approach to thought that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions or conclusions, but instead draws upon multiple theories to gain complementary insights into phenomena

Religion themes      go up

The ways in which religion affects human thought and action intrigue me, and why it does more so in some than in others.

Political books      go up


Food, health, and environment      go up

Links between nutrition, health, environment, and the politics behind food.

Nature and environment      go up

There are some serious attempts to combine economic gain with ecological sustainability, such as the Cradle-to-Cradle concept of MBDC.