I am often asked what is the role of parents, and teachers in an era of rapid change. How can they know that they are doing the right thing in their roles? What is the best way to provide an example, while exposing the new generations to the stimulation of the new? The short answer […]
In the thousands of years that we have built human societies we haven’t become better people. But still, there have been common decisions that we can doubtlessly call morally superior: outlawing slavery, child labor, and many others. The difference is represented by technology, whose development gives rise to new levels of understanding what is possible.
A naturalistic outlook offers the thrill of an unending exploration. The tools of science and reason have evolved to explore and understand the world and ourselves. We don’t know everything, but we are learning every day. I believe in this quest. I also believe that it is useful to test audacious hypotheses and that the
Self-awareness, and introspection are uniquely evolved human capabilities. Recognizing our own identity and states of mind brings us to question how well we are coping with our challenges. A dogmatic attitude will rigidly pretend that all is well, that all assumptions are valid, and that there is no need to worry. A more thoughtful and
What is the maximum duration of human life? Will we extend it radically? When, as often happens, I am asked this question, I always look at the billions of years that have gone before me and that will follow me. Those who ask that question are often thinking at a more comfortable time interval, an addition of a