Spring 2008 Spring 2008 A Vision for Life David Hulme Vision's aim is to examine the underlying meaning of present conditions and focus beyond immediate circumstances: Two aspects of good vision. Spring 2005 Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 1 Men As Gods David Hulme It’s a reality with a colorful history dating back to ancient empires: Powerful leaders sometimes fall prey to grand delusions. Summer 2005 Power to the People Brian Orchard Democracy seems to be catching on around the world. Does that mean peace is just around the corner? Spring 2005 Christianity’s Tangled Roots Peter Nathan Competing philosophies put pressure on the early Christian church to change its doctrines and practices. One of these contenders was Gnosticism. Winter 2002 Constantine: The Man and the Church Peter Nathan Christianity has long claimed Constantine as one of its own. Yet even toward the end of his reign the emperor was open to new philosophical ideas. Summer 2006 An End to Poverty: The Will and the Means David F. Lloyd In searching for solutions to the malaise of grinding poverty, some innovative approaches have been applied. Do they show the way to relieve the plight of the poor? Summer 2006 Banking on Trust David F. Lloyd In Bangladesh, founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, has turned the banking system upside down. He tells Vision how this effects the poor of his country. Winter 2006 A Legacy of Luck Robyn Page Many people view gambling, the legalized form in particular, as little more than harmless personal entertainment. Not everyone agrees, of course. Winter 2006 The Prince and the Poker Player Michael Jack Elliott Fascination with poker is growing everywhere, and with it, some rather Machiavellian ideas. Summer 2005 Relativity Check Dan Cloer Over a century after Einstein’s first papers on relativity were published, it is challenging to contemplate what has yet to be revealed. Spring 2007 The Mother Load Gina Stepp Though the idea that motherhood zaps the brain cells is fairly well-entrenched, recent studies offer some great news countering this myth. Fall 2005 The Moral of the Story Alice Abler Fairy tales have clearly evolved over the centuries. And the changing tales say a lot about the changing times. Fall 2006 Are We in Need of a Neuromorality? Thomas E. Fitzpatrick As neuroscience develops tests for particular psychological traits and medical predispositions in individuals, what moral values will govern such information? Fall 2006 Neurogenesis: Changing Your Mind Thomas E. Fitzpatrick Until recently it was generally thought that we are incapable of producing new brain cells after early childhood. Fall 2005 The Persistence of Vision Michael McKinney A term borrowed from the film industry serves as a useful metaphor for how we think.