Think about what really makes us different from animals? Is it our ability to empathize and be altruistic sometimes? But then altruism is regularly found in animals, especially social species, and is assumed to serve as an adaptation mechanism to preserve the community or ecosystem.… Read the rest
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Обращение в слух, which can be translated as Turning into a Listening Ear, is an important work marking the return of the so-called ‘novel of ideas’. The book won the biggest Russian literary prize this year – The Big Book.… Read the rest
What victory to one is extinction to another.
Ender’s Game is a film adaptation of the first book in Orson Scott Card’s famous YA sci-fi series. It’s the story of a young boy called Ender Wiggin becoming a commander of the spaceship fleet built to rid the Universe of the race of insectoid creatures called Buggers (coincidence or not, Card is known for his homophobic views).… Read the rest
What is freedom?
Is this an ability to act according to one’s wishes without fear of being punished? Can you call something freedom when it takes freedom from the others?… Read the rest