Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2014«

TED | Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

June 26, 2014

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Every day we face issues like climate change or the safety of vaccines where we have to answer questions whose answers rely heavily on scientific information. Scientists tell us that the world is warming. Scientists tell us that vaccines are safe. But how do we know if they are right? Why should be believe the […]

TED | Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? – Critical Review

June 23, 2014

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People say things about religion all the time. The late, great Christopher Hitchens wrote a book called “God Is Not Great” whose subtitle was, “Religion Poisons Everything.” But last month, in Time magazine, Rabbi David Wolpe, who I gather is referred to as America’s rabbi, said, to balance that against that negative characterization, that no […]

TED | Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

June 9, 2014

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I grew up in a very small country town in Victoria. I had a very normal, low-key kind of upbringing. I went to school, I hung out with my friends, I fought with my younger sisters. It was all very normal. And when I was 15, a member of my local community approached my parents […]

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

June 3, 2014

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There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their way through a part of Afghanistan to help protect a group of government officials, a […]

Can I Ask That? | Critical Review & Notes

June 3, 2014

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Jim Candy, Brad M. Griffin, Kara Powell. Can I Ask That: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith – A Sticky Faith Curriculum (Leader Edition). Fuller Youth Institute, 2014. (209 pages) — VIA: Critical Review — This is a hard review to write because of a challenging tension that exists. The first side of the […]

TED | Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

June 3, 2014

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At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young people pay good money to get tattoos removed that teenagers paid good money to get. […]