Posts Tagged ‘The Enlightenment’

THE EVER-ASCERBIC DR. DAVID BRIN SAYS
ALL THE WORLD (AND ALL HISTORY) HAS A DOG IN AMERICA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL POLITICAL HUNT

One of the sharpest (and most cantankerous!) minds commenting on “the state of the world” at any given time is that of science fiction writer David Brin, best-known for his six “Uplift” novels.
Trying to have a conversation with “Doctor Brin” (his Ph.D. is in space science from the University of California San Diego) is genuinely [...]

With So Many Unhappy People Around, It’s a Very Apt Time to Think Anew about What Happiness Is and How to Make it Happen. (Even Though All the “Be Happy!” Talk and Techniques Aren’t Always Enough)

In the early 1990s, we traveled around Europe together for several weeks. Mostly by train, a few times by car, as we produced business seminars. He was a brainy, ambitious, sparely worded chap. A sly sense of humor: dry, cowboy-ish. Very good English, too, polished during an extended sojourn in America—he once addressed the downtown [...]