Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live – Issue 75: Story – Nautilus

We are all storytellers; we make sense out of the world by telling stories. And science is a great source of stories. Not so, you… — Read on m.nautil.us/issue/75/story/our-brains-tell-stories-so-we-can-live

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

http://www.youtube.com/watch Sun Tzu's Art of War is the perennial classic of grand strategy, marking a paradigm shift in the organisation of warfare in not just Chinese but world history. Master Sun professes the importance of training, leadership and the study of warfare not just as an art but also as a science. 'The use of … Continue reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog

Back in 1995, then World Bank Vice President Ismail Serageldin made an important prediction about the future: “The wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Thankfully, No wars have been fought strictly over water in modern history. In fact globally the number of international agreements over water far exceeds the number of … Continue reading Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog