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A brief history of modernity

Mar 18, 2012

A brief history of modernity

The Greeks asked themselves that if everything had a cause, how could the universe, and indeed god, have come to being from nowhere? #Greece #Socrates #Plato #Aristotle

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Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Oct 07, 2012

Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Arvind Kejriwal is pitching for 'direct democracy'. But democratic opinion is not always infallible. And it is susceptible to demogoguery. A civilization lesson on the perils of heeding the 'pasion of the mobs'. #TheLongView #Arvind Kejriwal #Democracy #Direct democracy #Plato #Aristotle
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Mar 25, 2012

Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Muslim and Christian Arabs helped retrieve knowledge lost with the demise of the Greek knowledge. They has translated all of Aristotle and all of Plato in Arabic. #Greece #ConnectTheDots #Plato #Aristotle #Saeed Akhtar Mirza

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Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 11, 2014

Did Aristotle invent science? podcast

Evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi argues that Aristotle laid the foundations of modern science. Plus, the Ebola outbreak; Rosetta's rendez-vous with a comet; and taking aspirin to prevent cancer Continue reading.....
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 31, 2014

Country Matters: Swallows' in mud-winter muddle

SWALLOWS have suddenly departed from some Connacht sites while on the south-east coast there is a nest with eggs over a porch door.A reader has mailed images. This is a second brood, perhaps a third. The birds may be taking a chance, prompted by weat... #Africa #Samuel Johnson
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 19, 2014

Summer 2014 - sun-drenched Ibiza, wish you were there?

Sun, sand and more selfies per capita than anywhere else in the world, the Balearic island of Ibiza is the world's haven of hedonistic glamour where everyone can live like a celebrity. And it's the celebrities themselves who are setting the Ibiza tre... #Grace Kelly #Hollywood #Kate Moss #Errol Flynn #Laurence Olivier #Elizabeth Taylor #Orlando Bloom #Naomi Campbell #Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis #Aristotle Onassis #Riccardo Tisci #Kim Kardashian #Givenchy #Europe