历史的天空下

纪晓岚埋头校对了将近二十余载的《四库全书》,彼时外面的世界正发生着翻天覆地的巨变。纪晓岚好奇过吗?听说过吗?如果他地下有知,会不会觉得西方世界的飞速发展比《阅微草堂笔记》里的狐仙故事更加怪力乱神?(点击标题阅读)

Understand Myself

如果一个人持续不断地窥探自己的内心,他最终看到的是什么?他看到的,从来都不是自己的初心,而是被自我窥探的失落和痛苦polish过的内心。结果被观察所影响,这大约算心理学上的观察者效应。(点击标题阅读)

和而不同

昨晚看了《社交网络》,电影的节奏感一流,叙事真的非常不错。虽然大卫芬奇声名远扬,但我在看这部电影之前一直都对他不怎么感冒。看到电影中的Mark穿着帽衫和大裤衩穿越哈佛校园的时候,在人声鼎沸的酒吧里和朋友厮混的时候,我觉得这可能是我今年以来第一次思念美国。(点击标题阅读)

我的2019年小结

距离2020年只剩一周多一点了。我决定写个2019年的年终总结。人年纪大了,就容易不真诚,不仅是对别人不真诚,更可怕的是对自己也不真诚。这篇小结我一定要尽量真诚,以此纪念我颇为跌宕起伏的2019。

Human Germline Gene Editing: The Inevitable Start and The Unknowable Ending

The powerful technology CRISPR/Cas9 has brought unprecedented ease to gene editing. Since then, numerous debates about human gene editing have aroused among scientists and the public. In November 2018, the world’s first genetically modified babies were claimed to be born in China. Despite the outcry and critique about this bold experiment, the scientific community has … Continue reading Human Germline Gene Editing: The Inevitable Start and The Unknowable Ending

Speak Decently, and Carry a Big Stick

The Self-Contradictoriness of Armed Wilsonianism in US Foreign Policy Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, had brought a profound impact on American foreign policy. His political legacy has shaped both the public opinion on humanitarianism and the national mission to make the world “safe for democracy”, which till today has been utilized … Continue reading Speak Decently, and Carry a Big Stick