Sunday, September 30, 2007

The beauty of human diversity

"The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord." Abdu'l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 52

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"When you meet those whose opinions differ from your own, do not turn away your face from them. All are seeking truth, and there are many roads leading thereto. Truth has many aspects, but it remains always and forever one. Do not allow difference of opinion, or diversity of thought to separate you from your fellow-men, or to be the cause of dispute, hatred and strife in your hearts. Rather, search diligently for the truth and make all men your friends."
Abdu'l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 52

Monday, September 10, 2007

Guns, germs and steel

Have you read the book Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond yet? This goes on my list of you MUST read this or watch the documentary.

It is such a riveting theory about the causes of global inequality. I just wish that my high school history lessons had been taught from this persepctive. I would have learned so much more.

You can actually watch all three episodes of the National Geographic documentary that is based on the book in their entirety on google video! Click here for the first episode.