On our greater intelligence

“If our greater intelligence is the hallmark of our species then we should use it, as all other beings use their distinctive advantages, to help ensure that our offspring prosper, and their heredity is passed on, and that the fabric of nature that sustains us is protected. Human intelligence is imperfect, surely, and newly arisen. The ease…

Felicidad

La felicidad más pura y plena se consigue contribuyendo a la ajena. — Héctor Pérez-Urbina (@hekanibru) April 29, 2016

A little of Omar Khayyám’s wisdom

Allah, perchance, the secret word might spell;
If Allah be, He keeps His secret well;
What He hath hidden, who shall hope to find?
Shall God His secret to a maggot tell?

Hitchen’s Challenge

“Name one ethical statement made, or one ethical action performed, by a believer that could not have been uttered or done by a nonbeliever.” Any takers? Hekanibru

10 Questions for Every Atheist

The website Today Christian published a list of 10 questions that “atheists cannot truly and honestly really answer”. Here are my answers :). 1. How did you become an atheist? Having been taught to think critically, I started noticing contradictions and fallacies during my Religion class when I was very young; however, it was not until…

Stephen Fry on God

“How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? Because the God who created this universe, if it was…

Si no crees, ¿respeta?

No necesariamente. Hay culturas que creen que los cuernos de rinoceronte o los huesos de tigre son medicinales, causando la extinción de varias especies de estos majestuosos animales. Hay gente que cree que vacunar a los niños causa autismo, lo que ha llevado al resurgimiento de varias enfermedades peligrosas previamente erradicadas. Hay organizaciones que piensan…

Dewey on God

Dewey [to the Bible teacher Helen]: What kind of God makes children think when they’re not in school? Helen: That is a torment but I’m sure He has His reasons. Dewey: Yeah, like Pastor Roy said, how God is so much bigger and wiser than us, and trying to see what He’s thinking would be…

10 virtudes para la era moderna

En esta ocasión quiero compartirles las 10 virtudes para la era moderna del filósofo Alain de Botton. 1. RESISTENCIA. Seguir adelante incluso cuando las cosas no van de lo mejor; aceptar que los problemas son normales; recordar que la naturaleza humana es, después de todo, fuerte. No contagiar tus miedos a los demás 2. EMPATÍA….

Natural Powers

“Use your natural powers—of persistence, concentration, and insight—to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems, make art, think deeply.” – Susan Cain

True nobility

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway