Monthly Archives: March 2010

AVATAR Isn’t About An Other-World

The blockbuster film Avatar may not have won the most coveted Oscar, but it continues to challenge audiences to see the world through different eyes. The box-office record-breaker is being passionately discussed in reviews, webs and blogs. In his blog … Continue reading

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Why AVATAR Couldn’t Win The Big Oscar

David Suzuki says Avatar creates “a world that is instantly believable”, explaining, “the indigenous inhabitants of Pandora are clearly alien but not so profoundly different that we can’t identity with them.” Actually, they are tall, agile humanoids with tails like … Continue reading

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Population and Morality: Why The Disconnects ?

We’ve come a long way as a species. There were only one million of us, today’s Saskatchewan population, on the whole planet prior to the agri-cultural transformations of 10,000 years ago. Population growth was slow as empires rose and fell, … Continue reading

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Is a Bigger Population Better ?

The Saskatchewan government celebrated when our population got over 1 million people, as though it is self-evident that more is better. But is it? As you read this there are 6.8 billion (i.e. 6,800,000,000) persons trying to eke out a … Continue reading

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