Why Australia’s Aborigines Represents One of the Great Experiments in Human Thought

Non-Western people are not failed attempts at modernity, let alone failed attempts to be us, says Wade Davis. They are unique expressions of the human imagination and heart, unique answers to a fundamental question: what does it mean to be human and alive? When asked this question, the cultures of the world respond in 7000 [Read More…]

Naming the Turtle: The Basic Beliefs of My Worldview

In his book A Brief History of Time, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking relates a story about a well-known scientist who gave a public lecture on astronomy: He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the centre of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the [Read More…]