humanism

humanism

December 19, 2011

Richard Rorty's lament reminds us of the solace of poetry.

August 30, 2009

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a name that’s been bandied about the office in the last several weeks as a potential guest. While scanning RSS feeds, one keys in on keywords one may not have paid attention to previously.

In this interview with The Humanist, the popular astrophysicist has some intriguing things to say about beliefs, education, and communication. When asked if he’s a humanist:

I’ve never identified with any movement. I just am what I am and occasionally a movement claims me because there is resonance between my writings and speeches and what they do, and that’s fine; I don’t mind that. But no, I have never been politically or organizationally active in that way. Astrophysics—that’s what I identify with.

On television and education (a la Winston?):

March 26, 2008

Even though On Being producers sit within virtually an arm's length of one another, sometimes the conversation's better played out online. Check out the comment thread.

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