Life and consciousness are the two great mysteries. Actually, their substrates are the inanimate. And how do you get from neurons shooting around in the brain to the thought that pops up in your head and mine? There's something deeply mysterious about that. And if you're not struck by the mystery, I think you haven't thought about it."
Krauthammer seems as a psychiatrist to be deferring to the Descartes Philosophical mind-body Dualism a treatise raised in the 17th Century a mystery not raised by Bolt's brilliant Krauthammer. Gilbert Ryle 1949 declared this was a great mistake to treat the mind as some immaterial substance as a Ghost in the Machine. Neuroscience has come a long way to suggest he just might be right. Whereas believers in the soul or that ghost haven't enlightened us any further than Plato did.
What it shows is Bolt doesn't seem to have a clue and seems to think that Dualism is a great philosophical mystery discovered by a Right-Wing shrink called Krauthammer who was a commentator on Fox news.
Now that's a sign that Bolt wasn't educated at Adelaide University
Yesterday Bolt called this the EU's Tampa and applauded the EU for turning Australian. What are the chances that he will admit he was wrong? I bet he stays silent.
"For years Gaza’s health sector has been on the verge of collapse after successive Israeli assaults, chronic power shortages, drug shortages and deteriorating functionality of medical equipment due to Israel’s blockade.
The authors state that “it is reasonable to assume” that these factors “have had an impact on the quality of medical care with a consequent impact on infant mortality.” It's been found to be X7 higher than in Israel. Gaza houses 2 million people of which 1.5 million were displaced by Israel from their land and homes in Israel.
There is no doubt that Gaza’s health sector crisis is largely of Israel’s making.
The United States was the largest single donor to UNRWA before the Trump administration announced cuts in contributions to the agency in January.
The US has since withheld $305 million, leaving the agency scrambling to raise $200 million in emergency funds to cover such basics as rice, flour, sugar and education.
Earlier this month, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that if the shortfall is not met soon, UNRWA “may be unable to provide schooling for half a million children in the coming school year, and be obliged to reduce other key humanitarian services.”
Anning and Bolt want Australia to cut aid as well
GREENS WANT CHRISTIAN FAITH BANNED, ABORIGINAL FAITH KEPT
In the twisted world of David Brooks and those like him, civility only applies to those of us on the left.
I beg to differ, and so does our former Managing Editor, Dave Neiwert. Please watch and share these shining examples of right-wing "civility."
Oh hey, also? Charlottesville Nazis got a permit to march in Washington, DC on the anniversary weekend of Heather Heyer's murder. That alone is heinous, but it is just one example of the empowered hard right wing. If we don't start fighting back, I'm not sure we'll have anything left to fight for.