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New Yorker writer returns to high school English class — for a year. Excerpt from David Denby’s new book, ‘Lit Up’

David Denby is a highly regarded journalist who is a staff writer at <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine and the author of “Great Books: My Adventures With Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World,” a fascinating 1996 narrative about his experience going back to Columbia …

Literature

Physicist David Bohm and Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti on Love, Intelligence, and How to Transcend the Wall of Being

“One cannot accumulate love.”<p>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have failed.”<p>Between April and September of 1980, as Sagan’s <i>Cosmos</i> was making its debut and …

Get ready for virtual reality coasters to become a real-world reality

The next generation of thrill rides will blend the physical world of steel roller coasters with the digital universe of virtual reality to take riders on a real-life journey through a fictional fantasy realm.<p>In hopes of turning the virtual into reality, Cedar Fair is testing a VR headset on the …

John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness

“It is essential that we be convinced of the goodness of human nature, and we must act as though people are good.”<p>Legendary composer, writer, artist, and Zen Buddhism scholar <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992), who pioneered the aesthetics of silence, was animated by a rich inner life and …

Bertrand Russell

Mind Before Matter: How Consciousness is Making a Comeback Through Scientific Exploration

Phillip J. Watt, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>A person’s worldview has always been shaped by their culture and period in history. If we grew up in a tribal …

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Universe

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