Just finished watching this series on justice by Michael Sandel. Really worth checking out as a background to why modern society values things like equality and liberty.
Each lecture introduces the thoughts of a famous philosopher concerning justice and morality. Then there are lots of discussion between students and lecturer about real life examples featuring interesting moral dilemmas about topics such as lying, forced conscription, affirmative action and taxes. The 12 lectures follow on from each other in a smooth and logical manner that had me completely hooked.
Anyway watch it, and tell your kids to watch it too! :)
See below for comparison with a photo Helen took last summer.
I wonder if I had a more powerful computer this would look even better as there is plenty more detail when you zoom in!
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Homer Simpson isn't a positive role model for kids? Eat my shorts…
A report criticising TV comedies for their negative depictions of fathers is at once joyless and opportunistic
Capturing the beauty and wonder of the Galapagos on Google Maps
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Islam: Making a True Difference in the World - One Body at a Time
The politically incorrect truth about Islam, the "Religion of Peace" (and terror).
'Welsh sheep-shagger'? I can hardly think of a less hurtful remark
Maybe, given time, we'll become wise enough to stop classifying the racist slur as the nuclear weapon of slights and realise it's only a pea
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