Passover: Read Thoughtfully

Long before The Holocaust, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) urged readers to consider the Passover story’s backstory – the enslavement of Egyptians that preceded the enslavement of Jews. He used the word ‘corner’ in the ...

Chastity, Fidelity and Conquest: Biblical Rules for Women and War

Original In: Shackelford, T., Weekes-Shackelford, V. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War (pp. 77-90). Oxford University Press, 2012. For Abeer Qassim al-Janabi because the consequences of a life need ...

Prospects for Morality: God, Women, and Evolution

Presented at The Skeptics Society Annual Conference on Evolutionary Psychology and Human Ethics. Pasadena, CA, 1996, with introduction by Dr. Bernard Leikind

Israel’s Racism: The Nation-State Law

A Music Video on Israel’s Racism : its Nation-State Law. David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s George Washington, could not have known in 1948 that in 2018 Benjamin Netanyahu would steer a 180-degree turn away from Ben-Gurion’s promise ...

Thou Shalt Not Kill…Whom?

This video addresses the apparent contradiction between commandments to love our neighbors and commandments to kill our neighbors in the Bible. Lead Image Courtesy: The mass grave found at Lützen. NICKLISCH ET AL./PLOS ONE

Prospects For Existence : Morality and Genetic Engineering

“Let us understand, once for all, that the ethical progress of society depends, not on imitating the cosmic process, still less in running away from it, but in combating it.” — Thomas Henry Huxley, Evolution ...

Reading and Doing Medical Research

Twenty-nine years as an editor of a medical journal has given me an insider’s view of how research papers get processed … and its not always a pretty picture. Despite the Peer Review Process – ...

The Thousand Year Future

A seven minute reply to the question “What is your vision of the 1000 year future of humanity?” taped at the Foundation For the Future, Bellevue, WA, August, 2003 Leading Art:

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