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...

Just Like Us?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Jane Goodall, the aging but still very active doyenne of chimpanzee studies in the Gombe Reserve, Tanzania, was interviewed recently on...

Running Amok and Among

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Martin LeFevre: It’s autumn in northern California, and the weather has changed with the season. Though cloudier and cooler, we’ve...

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...

Spiritual Insight and Political Strategy?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Can spiritual insight and political strategy go together? That¹s not an academic question to me, but a pressing, even personal one. ...

The Jupiter Symphony

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre On clear nights (in northern California there are few clouds for two-thirds of the year) I go into the backyard before...

Special Report – A Highway Through the Serengeti!

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre The word Serengeti is synonymous with Africa. The Serengeti’s spectacular panoply of predator and prey still echoes through the mists of...

The Crisis of Consciousness

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre There’s a lot of talk these days about a “revolution in consciousness.” The vast portion of it is just that—talk. It...

What Is God?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Stephen Hawking recently said that we should avoid contact with extraterrestrials, because they “might exist in massive ships, having used up...

Society and Solitude

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Society and Solitude The world grows more parlous with each passing month, with no sign of genuine hope for humanity’s future....
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