Sunday, April 10, 2011

Listening ideas for 10 April 2011

Philosopher's Zone
How do octopuses think?
How do animals think? Do they have consciousness? If your answer to that question is `yes´, you´re probably thinking of your pet dog. But dogs are easy: they´re domesticated, they more of less co-evolved with us. Apes are easy too: they´re our cousins. But what about octopuses? An octopus has neurons in its arms, and it has eight arms, so does it have eight brains, or nine counting the one in the head? This week on The Philosopher´s Zone, we investigate an intelligence very unlike our own,
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Richard Holloway
Mary Hynes talks to Richard Holloway. Richard Holloway was the Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 - 2000. Debate over his liberal views about homosexuality in the church, shook his faith in the church and in part led to his retirement in 2000. Shortly before retiring, he published what may be his best-known book: Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics (1999). In his role as a writer, Richard Holloway explores what it means to be human.
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Dharma teaching by Jack Kornfield
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Veertien Achttien
Percy Clare en de helmen aan de kolven
'Ik heb geen idee hoe we het overleefd hebben', is het gevoel dat soldaat Percy Clare aan de eerste dag van de Slag bij Arras heeft overgehouden.
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