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11-yr old boy amazing past life recall

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Philosophy, Religious studies, What's YOUR take on this?

11-year old James Leininger can remember when his WWII plane was shot down by the Japanese. He recognized his WWII war buddies and spotted, unaided, the place where his plane went into the water.
Makes a compelling case for believing in past lives.
What’s your take?



The crappier the movie, the bigger the Box Office

Jan 31st, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Anthropology, Movies, The way we live, What's YOUR take on this?

Looking at the list of recently released movies, I see a really ironic trend. It seems that the higher the rating a movie gets on the tomatometer, the lower-grossing that movie will be at the Box Office. The obvious conclusion: Aim for crap! Eskew quality! Run from art!
Makes you think of The Producers, doesn’t it? [...]



Thoughts on Bill Gates’ Harvard speech

Jan 30th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Anthropology, Celebrities, Featured article, Human Rights, Leadership, Making things better, Philosophy, What's YOUR take on this?

Today I’m reading Bill Gates’ Harvard Commencement speech.
What drew me to this was his seemingly new passion for activism. However, reading his speech I realized that it was not a new passion, but a natural progression (with perhaps the catalytic effect of some recently gained insights.)
One of the most striking points of Gates’ speech is [...]