Month: January 2010
Sooner or Later, the Abolition of Suffering Will Happen
Abolitionism is a bioethical school and movement which proposes the use of biotechnology to maximize happiness and minimize suffering while working towards the abolition of involuntary suffering.
Smart, Compassionate People Are Working on Solving Problems
Beauty on All Sides of Us
Humans Are Getting More and More Compassionate
“The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis” by Jeremy Rifkin
We are a fundamentally empathic species . . . Social scientists are reexamining human history from an empathic lens and, in the process, discovering previously hidden strands of the human narrative which suggests that human evolution is measured not only by the expansion of power over nature, but also by the intensification and extension of empathy to more diverse others across broader temporal and spatial domains.
More Proof of the Power of the Imagination
People You Don’t Know Are Carrying out Miraculous Feats
Whoever or Whatever Created All This Is Definitely an Artist
Help Is Available Even when You’re Sleeping
The Secret History of Dreaming by Robert Moss
After escaping from slavery in 1849, Harriet Tubman helped organize the Underground Railroad and personally led 300 slaves to freedom. Few history books note that she relied on her dreams to provide specific information about where to find safe houses, helpers, and passages through dangerous territory.
Experts and Authorities Are Puzzled when Things Get Better
Optimism Is for Radical Dissidents
Sooner or Later, Everyone Will Have Equal Rights
Bigotry Continues to Fade