Monday, May 30
THE SECOND LAW OF EVERYTHING
A deck of cards being shuffled, a basement becoming ever more cluttered,
a car relentlessly rusting - these are all cited as examples of
entropy, the reason things fall apart. But as Ian Wilkinson
discovers, entropy is really about the transference of energy, and it underlies absolutely everything.
Tuesday, May 31
ON BEING A MUSLIM IN THE WEST, Part 1
Amid continuing tension between Muslim and non-Muslim populations in
many western countries, the question keeps coming back: Is Islam
compatible with western values? Hassan Ghedi Santur asks if someone can embrace the secular, pluralist democratic values of the West and still be a "good" Muslim?
Wednesday, June 1ON BEING A MUSLIM IN THE WEST, Part 2
It is said that there is a struggle for the soul of Islam; a jihad for
the hearts and minds of the 1.6 billion people who profess Islam as
their faith. Hassan Ghedi Santur
explores the intersection
between religion, spirituality, and politics in the lives of Muslims,
particularly Muslim women. He presents the portrait of an activist, an
academic and a writer who are in their own way, changing the face of
Thursday, June 2FOOTPRINTS
IDEAS host Paul Kennedy
presents highlights from a day-long symposium about "Sport" in "Society" at Waterloo University. A distinguished psychologist, an emerging artist, a prominent writer, and one of Canada's best marathon runners reflect the eclectic mix of academics and athletes in attendance.
Friday, June 3OF MICE & MEN
A leading researcher in molecular biology, Shirley Tilghman
was awarded the 2010 Henry G. Friesen Prize in Health Research. She has
been president of Princeton University since 2001, a first for a
Canadian and a woman. She talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy
about women in science.