The Unmet Sorrow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFerve Here we are again, 65 years and tens of thousands of nuclear weapons later, commemorating the dropping of the atomic bombs...

A Question of Character

The canyon fans out before me, and the gorge slices through the rocks below. Though I’m only a ten minute drive plus a ten...

The Intelligence of the Universe

The creek is as high and voluminous as I’ve ever seen it, a frothing brown torrent racing from the mountains to the ocean. I...

The Palestinian Vote: No More US/UN

The rap on the Palestinians has been that “they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” But after badly playing America and Israel’s...

The 2012 Mayan Prophecy: Renewal or Apocalypse?

The 2012 Mayan Prophecy has been horribly distorted and misunderstood. The End of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012 has nothing to do...

The Problem of Evil

The most difficult question in philosophy is called ‘the problem of evil.’ I have reluctantly explored the issue since first having been directly exposed...

The Human Capacity for Insight

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre When asked where the capacity to be creative comes from, Eric Kandel, the Nobel Laureate neuroscientist, answers very assertively: “It comes...

Supra-Cultural Philosophy

An international conference on Inter-Cultural Philosophy was held recently in Costa Rica. It drew philosophers from around the world, including China. I don’t know...

A Tanzanian and Guantánamo

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is a Tanzanian accused of playing a role in Al Qaeda's bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi...

Stop Violence against Women!

Last Saturday night, in the Ecuadorian city of Ibarra, a man, allegedly Venezuelan, took his former sentimental partner hostage for about 90 minutes. Neither...
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