Wise, Good and Honest

Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Which Candidate is most likely to #StopWar ?

Which Candidate is most likely to #StopWar ?
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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

I have really enjoyed this series of Amazon Prime Video. It goes from us believing in fire, water, air and Earth as elemental parts of existence to subatomic particals. It uses actors to play the parts of the scientists who make the discoveries. It shows the devices they came up with to make them.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Do you want to minimize human impact or maximize human flourishing?

"Are you against climate change because it's bad for humans or because it's caused by humans? ... My standard of value, my way of measuring good and bad is human. I don't want to minimize human impact, I want to maximize human flourishing. "
("Alex Epstein - Harvard Business School Fireside Chat", YouTube, 21 Oct 2017)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

When the Talking Ceases the Ground Becomes Fertile for Violence

This is why I have been loving the talks between Eric Weinstein, Dave Rubin,  Jordan Peterson, and Ben Shapiro.


Respect is the key. Sitting down and talking; not necessarily agreeing, but respecting each other to air their points of view. Because of that respect, and my willingness to listen and his willingness to listen to me, he ended up leaving the Klan and there is his robe right there.
I am a musician, not a psychologist or a sociologist. If I can do that, anybody in here can do that. Take the time to sit down and talk with your adversaries. You will learn something and they will learn something from you. When two enemies are talking, they are not fighting. It's when the talking ceases that the ground becomes fertile for violence. So keep the conversation going. (Daryl Davis, "Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies")

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Gradual and Silent Encroachments

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations."

- James Madison, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788