from The Great Debate:

The best science fiction movie of the year has a contradictory message

December 6, 2015

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A location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, "The Martian is seen in an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taken May 17, 2015. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona/Handout via Reuters

from Chrystia Freeland:

The imperfect world of George Soros

November 30, 2012

As it appears in the December 2012 issue of Foreign Policy magazine.

George Soros cites Isaiah Berlin as an important intellectual influence, so it makes sense to see Soros through one of the Riga-born philosopher's best-known lenses -- the division of the world into foxes and hedgehogs. In his public life, Soros is a broad-minded fox: As a hedge fund manager, his success rested on his ability to make many different bets every day. In his philanthropy, Soros is foxy too, supporting, under the broad umbrella of "open society" dozens of causes in dozens of countries.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Pragmatic management wisdom from the East

September 21, 2012

By Edward Hadas
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Looking for an honest man

June 29, 2012

By Martin Langfield
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Devaluing the priceless

May 11, 2012

By Martin Langfield
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

God did not create the universe, gravity did, says Stephen Hawking

September 2, 2010

hawkingGod did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.

from FaithWorld:

“Human rights” urged for whales & dolphins – is this a good idea?

May 24, 2010

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NE Pacific Transient killer whale in Alaska/Dave Ellifrit/NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

from FaithWorld:

GUESTVIEW: No good deed goes unpunished

May 11, 2010

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Father Joseph Fessio, S.J. is founder and editor of Ignatius Press, which is the primary English-language publisher of the works of Pope Benedict XVI and which has published several books by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. He is also publisher of Catholic World Report magazine.

from Felix Salmon:

The ontological status of gold

December 22, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised by the volume of email response I got to a passing reference to Kripkenstein on this blog -- clearly quite a lot of you enjoy a bit of analytical philosophy! I went out to lunch today with a couple of philosophically-inclined finance types as a result, and, since I'm still high on Sichuan peppercorns and it seems to be something of a slow news day, I thought I'd put up a poll.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Woo-hoo! Another stinking fish!

December 8, 2009

Blog Guy, you've helped a lot of college seniors focus on a career to match their education. As a soon-to-be-graduating philosophy major, what should my next move should be?