Tales of Travel: Roman holiday

As you may have guessed, dear readers, Fabula Nox has recently taken itself on a trip to Rome. Mind the irony that this is the second centre of culture and religion we visit after Istanbul and some comparisons did arise. But more on that later. Impressions are mostly positive. Rome is not uniform. It is …

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Discourse: Attack on Humanism, 2018 edition

First things first, definitions - so we would all be on the same page. Humanism is defined as "a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasises the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition." (Nicolas Walter Humanism – What's in …