Category Archives: Culture

INSIGHTS FROM OUR SPLIT BRAIN: Part 2, EVOLUTION, NEUROSCIENCE AND OUR QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILTY

BY Jim Harding Ph D We now know that our evolved brain is somewhat split, with a right and left hemisphere. Interconnected and always communicating through the corpus callosum, these hemispheres nevertheless nurture different qualities of consciousness. The right hemisphere … Continue reading

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EVOLUTION, NEURO-SCIENCE AND THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Part 1 in a Series BY Jim Harding, Ph D There’s a new TV series about “the enlightenment”. It’s not about the renaissance and the rise of science after the Middle Ages in Western Europe. It looks back further, to … Continue reading

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POLARIZATION, RACIALIZATION AND ULTRA-NATIONALISM TO OUR SOUTH

BY Jim Harding, Ph. D. Imagine a country that has almost fully racialized its population and done this on the basis of a history of forced labour and cheap-labour immigration. Try to imagine a country that had jailed so many … Continue reading

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HAVING THE COURAGE TO REMEMBER AS WE TRY TO MOVE ON

by Jim Harding I have just returned from Vancouver where I attended our oldest son’s 50th birthday. I had to pinch myself when I realized how quickly the years have gone by since he attended my 50th. There was lots … Continue reading

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WILL WEDGE POLITICS RULE IN THE 2015 ELECTION

BY Jim Harding A Conservative ad came on the radio as I drove home from meetings in Regina. It was another attack ad on Justin Trudeau. It was trying to get listeners irate that Trudeau would take money back that … Continue reading

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“JE SUIS CHARLIE”, BUT WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TERRORIST VIOLENCE?

BY Jim Harding I was reading Karen Armstong’s newest book, Fields of Blood, on religion and the history of violence, when the French satirists were murdered. Armstrong is a world renowned writer on religion, best known for her A History … Continue reading

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HOME-GROWN DOUBLE STANDARDS ABOUT VIOLENCE NOT ACCEPTABLE

BY Jim Harding As a society we are beginning to fathom the depths of harm from war. On Nov. 23, 2014 the CBC reported that “128 regular forces and 32 reservists have committed suicide in the past decade”. This is … Continue reading

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