Empathy vs Sympathy

Someone recently brought to my attention the subtle but very important distinction between empathy and sympathy with the following video: “Empathy is a choice and it’s a vulnerable choice, because in order to connect with you I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling.” Thank you so much, Alfonso! Hekanibru  

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…

Christmas Through the Microscope

I’d like to share with you a video produced by the Natural History Museum of the University of Oxford. I usually don’t like this kind of thing, but I really loved the last couple of verses. I, too, wish you all curiosity for Christmas and the new year :). Hekanibru

Homeopathic A&E

‘Okay, so you kill the odd patient with cancer or heart disease. Or bronchitis, flu, chicken pox or measles. But, when someone comes in with a vague sense of unease, or a touch of the nerves, or even just more money than sense, you’ll be there for them. Bottle of basically just water in one hand, and a huge invoice in the other.’

‘Moralidad y el dios cristiano’ por Sam Harris

Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes un excelente video, creado por Devon Tracey, del magistral discurso ‘Moralidad y el dios cristiano’ de Sam Harris. Les dejo la traducción del discurso para poder leerlo con calma, pero recuerden que también pueden activar los subtítulos en español en el video. Millones de niños mueren cada año antes de…

Get your guru going

People’s ignorance is your best friend. Pander to people’s hopes and fears. Speak with authority about things very few people understand. Misappropriate the language of various fields of study. Sound ‘sciency’. Don’t forget, the infinite potential of your nine dimensional soul already comprehends the mechanics of external reality. Hekanibru

9 life lessons by Tim Minchin

You don’t have to have a dream Don’t seek happiness Remember, it’s all luck Exercise Be hard on your opinions Be a teacher Define yourself by what you love Respect people with less power than you Don’t rush Hekanibru

Kevin Rudd on Marriage Equality

“If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, then frankly I cannot agree with you based on any element of the science. And therefore, if a person’s sexuality is are they are made, then you have to ask the second question: should therefore their loving relationships be legally recognized? And the conclusion I’ve reached is…

Climate Change according to David Mitchell

“Así que ni hablar, hagamos el reciclado aunque sea de mala gana, no usemos tantos aviones, y firmemos cualquiera que sea la siguiente versión del tratado de Copenhague, y no porque nada de esto sea divertido o cool o emocionante o una ‘oportunidad’, sino porque tenemos que hacerlo. La actitud alternativa no es más convincente…

¿Verdaderos poderes psíquicos!

Hace unos días me topé con un video muy interesante en donde se muestra a Dave, un poderoso psíquico, haciendo muestra de sus increíbles habilidades. Todo ocurre en un plaza en Bruselas, en donde se invita a personas de manera aleatoria a participar en una sesión de adivinación. Increíblemente, ante el asombro y confusión de…