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Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY Why Canada’s pot stock boom just doesn’t add up Subscriber content<p>RETAIL Why Toronto’s top Amazon site faces long odds Subscriber content<p>Great-West Life acquires EverWest in U.S. real estate push<p>Condos, townhomes drive January growth in Vancouver housing market<p>Opinion From …

Modern-day 'caveman' has lived in cavern for 40 years

Pedro Luca has lived in a cave in northern Argentina for 40 years.<p>The 79-year-old survives without running water or electricity in his cavern high in a mountain in northern Tucuman province. When he gets hungry he picks up his rifle and goes hunting or heads on a three-hour trek down the mountain …

Old Age

Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.<p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of …

Abortion

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Ancient Rome

Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

Scientists prove Einstein's theory after observing the collision of black holes.<p>Scientists just discovered Einstein's ripples in the fabric of spacetime.<p>A century ago, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changed human understanding of space and time. From a fixed speed of light to the …

Physics

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Meditations, book IX

Home <b>›</b> Marcus <b>›</b> <b>Meditations, book IX</b><p><i>on</i> December 3, 2015 • ( 6 )<p>It has been some time since I’ve tackled a book of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, so let’s …

Why Plato believed that philosopher kings – not democracy – should run the state

PLATO

Taliban Kills 10-Year-Old Soldier Hailed as War Hero

The Taliban on Monday gunned down a 10-year-old soldier who had been hailed as a hero by the Afghan government for leading an attack against the …

Afghanistan

The 'birth lottery' and economic mobility

The U.S. has long been heralded as a land of opportunity -- a place where anyone can succeed regardless of the economic class they were born into.<p>But a new report released on Monday by Stanford University's Center on Poverty and Inequality calls that into question.<p>The report assessed poverty …

Demographics

Trudeau will eventually have to admit pipelines are needed

If the Keystone XL pipeline was a measure of Barack Obama's environmental record, Energy East is destined to become a test of Justin Trudeau's economic cred.<p>Many Canadians may wish the country was not a natural resource powerhouse.<p>But we are. In many ways, it's the family business.<p>Commodities such …

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …

Logging
Anthropology
Tennis

The 62 richest people have as much wealth as half the world

The world's 62 richest billionaireshave as muchwealth as the bottom half of theworld's population, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealthiest have seen their net worth soar over the five years ending in 2015. Back in 2010, it took 388 mega-rich people to own as much as half …

Income Inequality

The 100 greatest people in history of the world..

<b>Thinkers and Philosophers</b><br>Lao Zi [Lao Tzu] c. 600 B.C. Taoism<br>Confucius 551-479 B.C. Confucianism<br>Socrates 469-399 B.C. Greek philosophy<br>Plato c. 427-347 …

A Philosopher's Guide to Happiness

Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide is worth reading. Frederic Lenoir explores what the greatest thinkers — Aristotle, Plato, Chuang Tzu, Voltaire, …

Happiness

Philosophy of Religion: The Nature of God

God of hosts - Viktor Vasnetsov<p>Before I can talk about arguments for and against the existence of God, I need to talk a bit about the nature of God. …

Faith

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

The destruction of creationism: How the search for the beginning of time sparked a scientific revolution

When scholars used the Bible to pinpoint the moment of creation, they actually paved the way for a radical change<p>“Time we may comprehend: ’tis but five days elder than ourselves.” So the 17th-century English writer Sir Thomas Browne summarized, almost casually, the profound question of the ultimate …

Theology

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

Would Science Exist Without Religion?

Though religious thought was key to early scientific breakthroughs, purists tend to erase this part of history. In his new book, What Galileo Saw: …

ABCs of Fishing Jigs for Bass

Are you confused by multitude of bass jigs and jig trailers on the market?<p>Do you know the basic retrieves used with the the most common types of bass …

Young Americans shifting US towards becoming less religious nation

Growing numbers of ‘millennials’ who are unaffiliated or atheists are causing vast changes in the American religious landscape, report says<p>Declining levels of religious belief and practice among the generation of Americans born in the last two decades of the 20th century is shifting the US towards …

Religion

Baits For Murky Water Vs Clear Water

Which Are The Best Baits For Murky Water & Clear Water?<p>Water clarity and color play a prominent role in lure selection. In clear water, most fish …

Fishing

New Pew Poll Shows That Strongly Religious Americans See Less Conflict with Science

How can many Evangelicals see science in general in a positive light, yet reject the findings of modern science about evolution and the age of the …

Religion