The mind-body problem is a philosophical question about how our mind and body are related. It asks whether our thoughts, feelings, and consciousness (our mind) are separate from our physical body, or if they are somehow connected. Some people think that the mind and body are like … [Read more...] about Robots in Action: A Playful Exploration of the Mind-Body Puzzle!
When one of my daughters had just learned to ride her bike, she quickly got really confident to try things like go up a curb, peddle fast and make sharp turns. On one particular day she was riding through a thin patch of gravel that had spilled from a truck onto the … [Read more...] about How Should The Story End?
There is a lot of noise in our house. From the moment the first kid is awake until the last one goes to bed, there is some kind of commotion. It might be banging around cupboards in the kitchen, loud bursts of joy, loud bursts of displeasure or loud bursts that require a referee … [Read more...] about Can Two People Be Right In An Argument?
UNICEF estimates that a child under 15 dies every 5 seconds from extreme poverty. A large majority of these deaths are children under 5 years old and at least half are newborns. They die from diseases such as malaria and intestinal worms or because they don't have access to clean … [Read more...] about What Is Our Moral Obligation To Those In Extreme Poverty?
Baseball was my life when I was a 12 year old kid. I couldn't get enough of it. Between 1987 and 1990, I either watched or listened (on the radio) to pretty much every broadcast of San Francisco Giants baseball games. I kept track of player stats on my own because the newspaper … [Read more...] about Could Kids Create Rules For A New Society?