Balinese water temples are nested among the rational works of engineering throughout the irrigation district of the island. Water management in Bali effectively combines rational engineering with non-rational religion to ensure a plentiful water supply.
Culture and the Horizon of Reason
Friedrich Nietzsche’s famously wrote: “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” What does the ominous warning mean? Read this article to indulge in some philosophical base jumping.
The people of Vanuatu create fascinating sand drawings or ‘sandroing’ in their local language. This article discusses their creation, purpose and deeper meaning. These drawings, like any other form of art, can be interpreted in four levels, from the rational and exoteric to the non-rational and esoteric level.
“Let’s look for the purple banana till they put us in the truck”, Prince sang in his 1984 his song Lets go Crazy. We all sing along, but what does it mean?
What is the reason for daylight savings? Why do we need to change our clocks twice every year? The way we measured time has not changed much in the past 5000 years, perhaps it is time to move to a new system.