Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.
Have you ever glanced at a photograph from years before and had a rush of emotion and memories come flooding into your remembrance? This happened to me when I saw my college graduation photos a few weeks ago.
Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali, won audiences' hearts early on in the series with his compassionate, caring and sympathetic attitude toward his friends. His character may be fictional, but those compassionate traits transfer to reality.
The United States needs to catch up with the many countries, including India, Israel and the EU, that have already banned cosmetics tests on animals because they will not tolerate cruelty for the sake of beauty.