This is a book that tells us about a world, a future world very different from ours.
The book blurb says
In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.
Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the…
As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…Continue
I believe there are four challenges for us that are over our heads. These challenges I would describe as four roads: from might to right, from slavery to freedom, from mythology to science, and from theory of state to democracy of state. Let me explain.
This civilization that we live in—you may call it Western…Continue
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DEVIN STEWART: Rachel, great to have you here. The first question that we ask our interviewees is, how do you see the world today? How do you define our time, particularly…Continue
In a recent article in this month's Science magazine, the news staff summarizes President Obama's and Mr. Romney's views on how to promote and maintain a trend of scientific excellence and achievement in the United States...while paying down a 1.4 billion dollar deficit. This topic is of particular interest to a discussion of greater ethical implications as we know that innovation (commonly generated through the funding of science and engineering research and education initiatives) is key in…Continue
Bill Gates presented his annual letter this week outlining the achievements and future priorities of his foundation's work in global health and development. Key among the points he made was a focus on agricultural innovation to combat plant diseases and increase productivity for poor…Continue
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All the Internet protest today over the censorship and due process violations of the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts has caused me to reflect on the ethic of openness that we have promoted over the years at Policy Innovations. Our coverage has focused on the potential…Continue
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Few issues have global ethical implications like climate change, yet parochial concerns routinely sabotage coordination of a global solution. New research indicates that cognitive biases and boomerang effects are partially to blame, and that in the United States they correspond to partisan divides.
As Matthew Nisbet reports for Big Think, "Previous…
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