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CIVIC EDUCATION


Has Science Discovered God?     Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!   Read transcript             God in the Cosmos
Veritas Forum at Yale University  [ ... ]



One Woman's Fight

to Bring Commas to Khmer


 

. . .

 

 

Comma Queen:


The Illustrious Ampersand

 

The New Yorker

Mary Norris

 

Developed from the Latin et (“and”), the ampersand, formerly the twenty-seventh letter of the alphabet, is a character with a cult following among students of typography. In prose, the word “and” is preferred, but designers love the ampersand, and publishers use it in “display copy.”


The ampersand&—has an allure that cannot be denied.



. . .

 

 

When we don't punctuate

[punctuation automatically allows for greater word spacing] ...

 

lauksrey chamroeunsays CNRP isnotapropertyofanyoneperson

 

 

Mr. Srey Chamroeun says, CNRP is not a property of any one person


or


Ms. Chamroeun says, CNRP is not a property of any one person

Lady Chamroeun...

Mrs. Chamroeun...

 

 

lauksrey = Ms. or Mrs. or Lady

But, here "Srey" is the family name of Chamroeun

 

. . .

 

 

The Economist | March 2016

 

A Language in Crisis

 


Punctuation is the Key to Development

 

 

. . .

 

 

 

I have many, many, many favorite talks given by world class scholars, philosophers, scientists I watched and listened over and over again -- for FREE -- mainly from the Veritas Forum and Socrates in the City.  Most of them I've listed at CIVIC EDUCATION with links.


But from among these excellent, engaging, illuminating talks, here are my all-time favorites, the top, top talks tied for No. 1 and No. 2.

 

 

No. 1

 


Nietzsche vs. Jesus Christ

USC philosopher Dallas Willard

Veritas Forum at Stanford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Christian theologian and a secular philosopher share their fundamental beliefs


Veritas at Yale

Shelly Kagan Yale University

N.T. Wright University of St. Andrews

Two great minds going at it; constantly in awe of the mental agility and brilliance of NT Wright, easily the 21st century's St. Augustine


 

 

 

 

 


A World Safe for Diversity:

Religion and Pluralism

Os Guinness at Veritas Forum

 

 

 

 


God in the Cosmos

Jennifer Wiseman

Veritas Forum at Yale

 

 

 

 


Seven Days that Divide the World

Oxford Mathematician John Lennox

Socrates in the City

 

 

 

 


Darwin's Doubt

Stephen Meyer

Socrates in the City

 

 

 

 


Miracles:

Is Belief in the Supernatural Irrational?

Oxford mathematician John Lennox

Veritas Forum at Harvard

 

 

 

 


Cognitive Science, Evolution and Religion

Justin Barrett

Veritas Forum at Yale

 

 

 

 


3 Worldviews on Evil

Os Guinness at Veritas Forum

 

 

 

 


What does it mean to be Human?

Ravi Zacharias

Veritas Forum at The Mayo Clinic

 

 

 

 


The Bible:

Gospel, Guide or Garbage?

N.T. Wright

Veritas Forum at Harvard

 

 

 

 


Is Jesus Christ Truth for the 21st Century?



John Stott

Veritas Forum at Harvard

 

 

 

 


Challenging the Darkness:

Towards a Christian Renaissance


Os Guinness

Redeemer Church in Manhattan

 

 

 

No. 2


 

N.T. Wright, Peter Thiel, Ross Douthat

 

 

 

 

 

Why Hasn't Religion Died Out?

Peter Berger, Ross Douthat

Veritas Forum at Harvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Os Guinness

Veritas Forum at Stanford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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