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The Curiosity Index (09.01.2019)

Dementia in the trans-physical age This from Andrew Haslam about his Dad (who I know and hugely respect) is sad, moving and wise. My dad can’t remember my name any more. It’s unspeakably sad, not least because he is only in his mid-sixties. He knows he likes me, and even trusts me, but he’s not sure why. He often affirms that I’m ‘a good man’ and I respond by telling him that I love him, but that only elicits a confused look which seems to ask, Why? While my dad…

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The Curiosity Index (30.03.2018)

The Final Week of Jesus: Friday You probably know what happened to Jesus on the Friday. The Final Days of Jesus: Friday from Crossway on Vimeo. Galaxy without dark matter challenges scientific theories In light of yesterday‘s post, this is interesting. Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person Plenty of good reasons as to how gratitude shapes you. Cultivate a thankful heart. The radical plan to give every homeless person an address This is a smart workaround a frustrating catch-22 for the most vulnerable in western nations. The 3 questions…

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The Curiosity Index (31.12.2017)

Wishing you all (whoever you are) a very Happy New Year and a fulfilling 2018! Midnight Mass and Holy Observances of Christmas I’d previously shared some round-up pictures of Christmas celebrations and noted that they had nothing to do with Christ. Here are some that do. What struck me was that unlike all other world religions Christianity has proved uniquely flexible and adaptable. Note the geographical &  cultural diversity on display here. Plus this one: I think only in Nigeria. The Spiritual Disciplines: Gratitude No better or more important time…

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The Curiosity Index (18.09.2017)

Hope you all had a good weekend. The best of all possible worlds? A fascinating insight into research that looks at the ‘fine tuning’ of the universe. Investigators of fine tuning look, for example, at physical parameters ranging from the weight of a subatomic particle to the cosmological constant that regulates the expansion of the universe, and ask what everything would have been like if those numbers had been any different. In many of these counterfactual universes, slightly altered physical constants yield, when plugged into the mathematical machinery of physics,…

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