Transcript of “A Crude Look at the Whole” by Murray Gell-mann

This talk was given on 4 March 2013 at the conference, “A Crude Look at the Whole,” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Murray Gell-Mann Trustee, Science Board and Distinguished Fellow, Santa Fe Institute   Transcript It’s a pleasure to be able to discuss with this distinguished group the idea...
By Jonathan Sim | 18 July 2018 | A Crude Look at the Whole, Conference, Transcripts

Sharon Siddique: Continuing the Postcolonial Debate

Samuel Chong’s thoughtful commentary on postcolonialism begins with a great title: “Never Can Say Goodbye: Colonialism’s Enduring Grip”. How true. I agree with much of what he says, and will focus a few thoughts on what I don’t agree with, or which I feel can be elaborated. The overhang...

Never Can Say Goodbye: Colonialism’s Enduring Grip

When we see the term “post-colonial”, we take it to mean where colonialism is of the past and no longer affects anything. However, the world as we know it took shape because of what European colonialism created. It continues to create developmental disparities and shapes our cultural perceptions. We...