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December 26, 2010

Sam Harris or "scientific skepticism"

Sam Harris: Can Science Determine Human Values? http://bit.ly/h9ZRlD
I suppose that Sam Harris is an "atheist" or a proponent of "scientific skepticism." I found that Harris is concerned about the relationship between religious creeds and religious intolerance. If I were a very "religious" person, I would have a serious interest in his positions, but I feel that he is too concerned about the religious creeds that he rejects. He seems to think that religion is the most important factor in our daily lives even though he considers himself to be an atheist.


December 24, 2010

Christmas or the "mixed" culture

Several years ago, when I walked near a kindergarten attached to a Shinto shrine, I saw a notice about a Christmas party that was going to be held in the classes of the kindergarten. I felt it was strange and funny. I suppose the children and their parents didn't see any contradiction in celebrating Christmas on the site of the shrine. I don't dislike those people and the "mixed" culture.


December 15, 2010

Ezra Pound

In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

I wish I were able to read English poems, but I feel that reading poems written in foreign languages is time-consuming. If I were in prison, I'd read them to pass the time.


December 04, 2010

About a famous chocolate company

Is Cadbury an example of TNCs? RT @guardiannews: Cadbury's secret Swiss move will cost UK exchequer millions in tax http://bit.ly/eOYYgE

TNC stands for transnational corporations. Some people differentiate them from multinational corporations, referring to the principles of behavior of the corporations. that is, the existence or non-existence of the "home" county. If the British prime minister cannot have a say in the move, Cadbury is considered a TNC.


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