Berfrois

September 2010

Are Aliens Not To Be Saved?

Are Aliens Not To Be Saved?

SETI's Challenge to Religion | by Paul Davies

Big Questions Online

 The author argues that the discovery of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe would pose real problems for our anthrocentric religions, but there does seem to be a...

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Oliver Sacks: “If I smoke a little pot, my hallucinations sometimes become words.”

Oliver Sacks: “If I smoke a little pot, my hallucinations sometimes become words.”

It was a Saturday, eight days before Christmas, the 17th. It seemed just an ordinary day. I got up, went for my usual swim, and decided to go to the cinema, but as soon as the previews started, I became aware of something bizarre happening — a sort of...

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Big Ups

Big Ups

Erin Sheehy remembers the life and music of “The Godfather of Dancehall,” Lincoln “Sugar” Minott: ‘I interviewed Sugar just a few months before his death, at his recording studio compound in Kingston, Jamaica. When we entered the empty cement room that was to be the guesthouse at his studio...

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