Here’s an 35-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (63MB .mp4).
- Brave New World book, Aldous Huxley, Sapiens, Yuval Harari, history, time of the Buddha, medieval times, modernity, Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, innovation, religion, suffering, sensual indulgence, values, debate, assumptions, views, critique, prescience, doctrine, fallacious argumentation, going out on a limb, the Buddha’s “handful of leaves” analogy, not saying more than you know, sophistry
Brave New World - by Aldous Huxley, referring especially to the debate (about religion and philosophy) between the characters Mustafa Mond the “Controller”, and John the Savage, in Chapter 17. Correction: I only mentioned Chapter 17 in the video, however Chapter 16 is equally awesome
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - by Yuval Harari, referring especially to the summary of history in 3 pages at the start of the book:
Sophistry - defined as:
Plausible but fallacious argumentation.
A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.
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Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):