At the ‘Graduate Together’ special, former President Barack Obama tells graduating seniors to "set the world on a different path" while being "alive to one another's struggles" as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.
If the long and stormy life of Bertrand Arthur Russell can be said to possess any unifying thread, it is an enduring attitude of passionate skepticism, a lifelong refusal to accept any truth as immutable, any law as infallible or any faith as sacred.
Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about some big challenges as part of the Facebook CEO's 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what are we going to do about the systemic problems of the current technological revolution?
Hannah Arendt warns that mass culture increasingly utilizes the classics and other genuine works of art, transformed and made digestible, for entertainment. Since the appetites of the entertainment industries are insatiable, they will in time consume the classics, and thereby destroy culture.
Skepticism is dangerous. That's exactly its function, in my view. It is the business of skepticism to be dangerous. And that's why there is a great reluctance to teach it in the schools. That's why you don't find a general fluency in skepticism in the media.
Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian, Professor, best-selling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, and one of the world's most innovative and exciting thinkers, discusses his newest work, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
A vital aspect of global warming is the interface between the predictions and the policy responses. We humans have a rich tradition on the confrontation of prophecy and politics. and some of the most instructive lessons trace back to classical Greece
The Enemies of Reason is a two-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in which he seeks to expose "those areas of belief that exist without scientific proof, yet manage to hold the nation under their spell", including mediumship, acupuncture and psychokinesis.
The Root of All Evil?, poi intitolato The God Delusion, è un documentario televisivo scritto e presentato da Richard Dawkins nel quale sostiene che l'umanità starebbe meglio senza religione o credo in Dio.
È esploso, dopo una mostra a Roma, il caso sconcertante del “pittore folle” Antonio Ligabue: un illetterato di sessantadue anni con grosse mani e due occhi pieni di cupo dolore, che non sopporta la compagnia degli uomini e adora gli animali.