NEW – RICHARD WRANGHAM – The Goodness Paradox – Humans show extremes of violence and harmony

Written on May 4th, 2019
How is that humans can be both the nicest and the nastiest of species? Biological anthropologist RICHARD WRANGHAM wrestles with that question in The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution. Though our capacity for coolly planned and devastating violence remains unrivaled, Wrangham offers a strikingly original theory that capital punishment has been instrumental in humans becoming extremely peaceful in our daily interactions. Can this understanding help us to confront the growing hostility in society?

NEW – BILL McKIBBEN, Founder 350.org, New Book, FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself NEW – BILL McKIBBEN, founder 350.org, new book, FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Written on April 17th, 2019

Thirty years ago, BILL McKIBBEN’s THE END of NATURE was the first popular book about climate change. Since then the effects have exceeded our expectations, while our response has lagged what’s needed. Bill has done his part – with books, articles, and as co-founder of the climate movement 350.org, which has held 20,000 rallies in 182 countries and spearheaded the fight against the XL pipeline and the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. We talk about the latest findings, warnings, and global activism in his new book FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? www.billmckibben.com





NEW – Reflecting on big questions with essayist GEORGE SCIALABBA

Written on April 4th, 2019

NEW- CHARLES EISENSTEIN, Climate – A New Deeper, Fuller Story

Written on March 22nd, 2019

NEW-ELAINE PAGELS-Why Religion: A Personal Story

Written on March 7th, 2019

https://religion.princeton.edu/people/faculty/core-faculty/elaine-pagels/