On June 22, 2014 In Atheism, consciousness, Creationism, Evolution, Nonfiction Reviews, Personal Identity, Primates, Secular Humanism, Self-Awareness, Theology
In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.
"To be confused is actually a very exciting thing, but the desire to remain confused - that's where the disaster arises. You will never get all the answers, but try and make sure you can get as many as possible in your finite existence." ~ Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage
#YESALLWOMEN began trending following Elliot Rodger's misogynist shooting rampage and it opens a window into the many forms misogyny takes in society.
"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth."
~ Joseph Joubert
Cognitive dissonance is that uneasy realization that the world you want and the world you have are two different things....
“If we read well, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship with the most creative minds of our own time and of the past.”
– John Sutherland, A Little History of Literature
“Those who hope, by retiring from the world, to earn a holiday from human frailty, in themselves and others, are usually disappointed.” ~Iris Murdoch
"A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within."
Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings