Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.
Sungir/Sunghir is an early Upper Paleolithic archeological site located 192 km from Moscow; radiocarbon dated to around 30,000 BP. These ancient Caucasoids were decorated with thousands of mammoth-ivory beads, originally sewn onto cloth! Notice the remains of the beaded cap on one of their heads. The image to the left is an artist's recreation.
Andy Goldsworthy projects and other artists.
Richard Dawkins on "Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter" -- “All through the day when you are with somebody who loves you, you see and hear lots of little tidbits of evidence, and they all add up.” Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins wrote his daughter a simply worded but thoughtful letter about how we know what we know, stressing the importance of evidence over blind belief. Click for the letter.