War appears to be old as mankind, but peace is a modern invention.
The Most Peaceful Era in History
The New York Times review of
Steven Pinker’s most recent book The Better Angels of Our Nature praises Pinker for addressing some of the biggest questions we can ask: Are human beings essentially good or bad? Continue reading
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Andrew Lobaczewski – Pioneer of Science
Science progresses by discovering new evidence that overturns our previously cherished views of reality. In the history of science, three figures stand out as having revolutionised our view of the world, and of ourselves. Nicolaus Copernicus recognised that the earth was not the centre of the universe, and that the earth orbited the sun, rather than the other way around.
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“…re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem…”
Science was my first passion – and for a reason. I was born in Northern Ireland, into a society torn apart by violence.