“Hua Mulan is a heroine who joined an all-male army, described in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan. The poem was first written in the Musical Records of Old and New from the 6th century … Over time, the story of Hua Mulan rose in popularity as a folk tale among the … | Read more.
“Everything — from the formation of the Earth, to the Cambrian Explosion, to the evolution of mice and squirrels — is proportionate to everything else, displaying humankind as a blip, almost indiscernible in the layered course of history.” The Evolution Of Life in 60 Seconds on Vimeo | Read more.
“Conversation—real conversation—is possible only between people who share a world-view at the deepest level. Given that shared world-view, all sorts of topics may then be broached, all sorts of disagreements risked, without putting an end to the conversation and to the relationship. The superficiality of conversation in our time has to do with the absence … | Read more.