Author: Jurgen Braungardt

  • Robert Spaemann on Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Robert Spaemann on Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Robert Spaemann (1927–2018) is a German Catholic Philosopher who engaged in his political philosophy with an early critic of the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. What are the arguments in this discussion?

  • What is Life? We know more, but the miracle deepens.

    What is Life? We know more, but the miracle deepens.

    How do living things maintain such impressive order and uniformity for generations in a universe that is, according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, constantly moving towards a state of disorder and chaos? All living things have five features in common: the cell, the gene, evolution by natural selection, life as chemistry, and life as…

  • Future Trends: Surprising Developments before 2030.

    Future Trends: Surprising Developments before 2030.

      Adapted from: Guillen, M. F. (2020). 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. St. Martin’s Press.   Next Industrial Revolution: Birthplace of the next industrial revolution: Sub-Saharan Africa The reason: 500 million acres of fertile yet undeveloped agricultural land. The total size of Mexico is 500 million acres.…

  • Fashion Ghosts

    Fashion Ghosts

    What is real? A good question to ask at the beginning of 2022. How do we move from reality to fiction? Or rather backward: We live with fictions, but what is real? The intention of this post is to show the beautiful facades of San Francisco through the 2021 Christmas period, almost devoid of humans.…