Culture may be viewed as the ways in which human society and nature are being interpreted and portrayed, in mass media, in art, in literature, in cinema, in propaganda, in news broadcasts, in fashion, in economic life and, finally, in works by civil society, from sermons to seminars, from pamphlets to posters. It has to do with the prevailing ethos of a given society, along with alternative worldviews and values accommodated within that society, and how these values and views get expressed. Put simply, culture is the conversation a society has with itself as it expresses its underlying beliefs and sense of itself.
It seems that the story of the first human heart transplant, which took place in the early hours of 3rd December 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, may be about to yield yet another twist 50 years on.read more
In the best seller The God Delusion, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins outlines his case against religion. There has been a history in modern thought of influential anti-clerical, anti-church and anti-theological writings, from Voltaire and Nietzsche to Marx and, more recently, The Zeitgeist Movement (known by its acronym, TZM). In its most extreme form, attacks on churches and priests have occurred, most notably during, and after, the French Revolution.read more
Today, a man’s best friend is a machine, to paraphrase the familiar English idiom. Our dependency on information and intelligence technologies is increasing at a phenomenal rate, pushing up the scale and speed of change. We have invented, through science and logic, a new techno-smart form of living empowered by efficient, intelligent technologies which continuously improve living conditions and systems.read more