Fight for Your Mind:
The Age of Critical Thinking
What is Critical Thinking and why is it increasingly important for us as individuals and as a society?
This is a topic I've been interested in for the last four years. I've tried to examine it from every angle, ranging from international history to its application in our personal lives. Click below to experience an interactive presentation on Critical Thinking. (A new window will open.)
Cultivating Truth Conference
I was recently one of two keynote speakers at an ABS conference in Philadelphia. Find out more here: www.absmidatlantic.org
Navigating the Borders of
Science, Religion, and Superstition
I gave a talk in Cambridge at the National Association of Baha'i Studies in 2005, and you can see some info here.
Our Nonviolent Future
A recent obsession is with nonviolence. I've been absorbing Gandhi's writings at a furious rate. I've read many things over many years, but this guy pretty much seems right about everything. I believe we are moving into a future where all conflicts will be solved nonviolently. If that sounds absurd, just remember that countless conflicts were solved thus in the twentieth century. If Milosevic, the Raj, Jim Crow, and the whole mammoth Soviet Union can be toppled through civil disobedience and the power of the people, what can't? In the coming decades, I expect killing people will become so abhorrent that ALL the world's citizens will cry out whenever a country does it. Even war in Iraq forced the U.S. to try more than ever to spare Iraqi lives and use more accurate and non-lethal force - not just out of the goodness of our hearts, not yet, but to assuage world opinion. I'm hoping to write about all this soon. Meanwhile, check out a PBS special feature called A Force More Powerful.
Also, be sure to take a look at our photos from a day protesting the war in Iraq. War is NOT peace.
What are your opinions? E-mail me.