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More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
Like his "Mona Lisa," Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" depicts a woman in a way that flouted the conventions of its time.
"Even with my training, I still got insights from the book’s descriptions. That’s how good Carroll is at explaining physics."
From Aristotle's lazy cosmology to Immanuel Kant's "scientific" racism, great minds are not immune to very bad ideas.
We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
After 70 years, "The Power of Positive Thinking" remains incredibly popular, even though its critics find the book to be mostly fluff.
“To take this in, you need to ride inside the mathematical symbols.”
All nations have founding myths, but none are quite like Russia's.
After 10,000 years of civilization, have we figured out what virtue is?
Questioning isn't just a way to get the right answer — it's also a means for sustaining relationships and creative thinking.
This is a perversion of justice.