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This American Life – Bait and Switch

November 18, 2009

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http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1325 Act 2. “Bait and Switch” for Jesus. Provacatively entitled “Raw Sex” Jesus says to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, and they’re going to hate you, just like they hated me. So, you have this kind of Biblical imperative to spread the word to those who don’t want to hear it. […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Beau Lotto’s Optical Illusions

November 15, 2009

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http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/beau_lotto_optical_illusions_show_how_we_see.html …nearly every living system has evolved the ability to detect light in one way or another. So, for us, seeing color is one of the simplest things the brain does. And yet, even at this most fundamental level, context is everything. What I want to talk about is not that context is everything, but […]

Charter for Compassion

November 13, 2009

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http://charterforcompassion.org/ The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put […]