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关于科学与哲学,还有真理(中英双语阅读和听力资料)

欢迎大家点击语音资料听一听下面这段文字,利用碎片时间,积累词汇量。

  • Scientists 科学家们
  • believe 相信
  • they have the answer 他们(对这个难题是)有答案(的),
  • but 但是
  • philosophers 哲学家们
  • prove them wrong 证明了他们是错的.
    [3秒]
  • In the Gospel According to John 在约翰福音书中,
  • the author 作者
  • retells a conversation 讲述了一段对话[0.5秒]
  • between Jesus of Nazareth (对话)发生在Nazareth城里的耶稣,
  • who is on trial 当时正在受审判,
  • and 以及
  • Pontius Pilate, 一个叫做Pontius Pilate的人(之间),
  • the governor of the Roman province of Judaea 这个人是当时罗马帝国Judaea省的管理者。 [1秒]
  • Toward the end of the interrogation 到了审判最后,
  • Jesus tells Pilate 耶稣告诉Pilate,
  • “Everyone 每个人
  • on the side of truth 只要是在真理那边
  • listens to me 都会听我的.” [1秒]
  • Infamously, Pilate responds, 很不名誉地,Pilate 回复道
  • “What is truth?” 什么是真理? [3秒]
  • Science 科学
  • has demonstrated capably 已经有力地演示了
  • that it is the best way 它是最好的方法
  • to understand 来理解
  • the material universe 这个物质世界. [0.5秒]
  • But 但是
  • science 科学
  • still can’t answer 还是不能回答
  • the biggest 最大的
  • — and arguably 同时可能也是,
  • most important 最重要的
  • — questions in life 生命中的那些问题. [1秒]
  • It certainly can’t 它肯定不能
  • answer the questions 回答一些问题
  • that we care most about 我们最关心的. [0.5秒]
  • Consider 考虑一下
  • the following 下面这些: [1秒]
  • Is the economy 经济情况
  • doing well? 运转还好吗[0.5秒]
  • Why 为什么
  • is there hatred 有仇恨
  • in the world? 在这个世界上[0.5秒]
  • What 什么
  • is the purpose of life? 是生命的目的 [3秒]
  • Love, 爱
  • beauty, 美丽
  • purpose 目的
  • — science has nothing substantive to say 科学都说不出什么有实质意义的回答
  • about any of these 关于上面这些. [1秒]
  • Yet 但是,
  • they are 它们正是
  • the driving forces 那股驱动力
  • behind most human behavior 位于大多数人类行为背后的. [0.5秒]
  • We have friends 我们有朋友
  • and families 和家人
  • because we love others 因为我们爱其他人. [0.5秒]
  • We ponder art 我们思考艺术,
  • listen to music 听音乐,
  • and read poetry 朗读诗歌
  • because 因为
  • we appreciate beauty 我们欣赏美丽. [0.5秒]
  • We have jobs 我们有工作
  • because 因为
  • we must fulfill our purpose 我们必须履行我们的目的[0.5秒]
  • (in addition to 除了
  • putting food on the table 准备一日三餐). [1秒]
  • While science 虽然科学
  • is largely silent 大多数时候是沉默不语
  • on topics like 对于下面这些话题,比如
  • love爱,
  • beauty美,
  • and purpose 还有目的, [1秒]
  • philosophy 哲学
  • (as well as religion) 还有宗教[1秒]
  • has plenty to say 对这些话题则有很多解释. [1秒]
  • The most meaningful understanding 最有意义的理解
  • of reality 关于现实的[0.5秒]
  • — and therefore因此也是,
  • our best attempt 我们最好的尝试[0.5秒]
  • to grasp the truth 来抓住真理
  • — will happen 将会发生
  • only when science and philosophy 只有当科学和哲学
  • unite 融合起来的时候. [1秒]
  • May we all 祝我们都
  • be students of both 成为二者的学生.
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:)。

America’s first funeral home for composting human remains is open for business

With the “death positive” movement gaining momentum, the idea of a human remains becoming rich soil that can lead to new life seems — oddly refreshing.

After a decade of planning and fundraising and a successful bid to change Washington state law, Recompose, a composting funeral home, is finally open for business.

The facility, which received its first body in December, looks somewhat like a giant beehive in a warehouse. Each hexagon shape is a long tube filled with wood chips, alfalfa, and straw. That is where the human remains lie. Add in a little organic material munching bacteria, and the human body will turn into a large box of mulch.

The composting process, referred to as “natural organic reduction,” takes about one month and costs $5,500. Families can then decide to find a home in nature for the remains, or Recompose will deliver it to Bells Mountain conservation forest in southern Washington.

The composting process, referred to as “natural organic reduction,” takes about one month and costs $5,500. Families can then decide to find a home in nature for the remains, or Recompose will deliver it to Bells Mountain conservation forest in southern Washington.

Good morning. 同学《Orphaned elephants and goat milk 大象孤儿与山羊奶》是一篇中英双语阅读小文章,小故事,帮助同学们培养英语语感,提高词汇量。同学,加油!You could also try to read these stories if you are learning Chinese language.

1: On a recent day, the calves 不久前的一天,这些小兽们
rushed across a dusty enclosure 急匆匆地跑过一个尘土飞扬的场院,
to take a group of the milk, 来获取一堆牛奶,
2:
exposing their budding tusks 它们高高地扬起自己可爱的鼻子,
as they opened their small mouths to take in feeding bottles. 当它们张开小嘴巴咬住奶瓶的时候,
3: Local goat farmer, Liwana Lenakukunyia, one of many farmers 当地一位养山羊的农户,叫Liwana Lenakukunyia,是众多农户中的一位,
selling goats milk to the sanctuary, 他们将羊奶卖给救护站,
told Reuters she was happy,这位农户告诉路透社,她很开心,
to get a new source of revenue. 因为她现在有了一项新的收入来源,
4: Many of the farmers 农户中的很多人,
who are benefiting from the new scheme 从这项新计划中获益的,
are women. 都是妇女

肯尼亚的大象孤儿院(中英对照阅读)

📷: 🐘🐘🐘 Orphaned elephants are fed with bottles of milk, at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu County, Kenya, on October 15.



👉 An elephant orphanage 一家大象孤儿院

in Kenya 在肯尼亚

is testing goat milk 最近在测试羊奶

as a food 作为食物

for its small herd 给院内的一小群(大象)

as a potentially healthier and cheaper form of nutrition 作为一种潜在的更健康更便宜的营养品

than human baby formula 比人类奶粉

– a solution 这是一个解决方案

that also puts money back 同时可以把钱交还到

into the pockets of the local community. 当地人的口袋里



The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, 这家叫做Reteti的大象救护站

in Samburu County 位于Samburu县,

in the semi-arid scrublands of northern Kenyan, 处于肯尼亚北部半干旱灌木地带。

helps to rescue orphaned and abandoned elephant calves. 它的使命是解救成为了孤儿的以及被抛弃的小象。



When the elephants 当象

are old enough 长到足够大

to survive on their own可以独自在野外生存,

the sanctuary 这个救护站,

founded in 2016成立于2016年的,

releases them back 会把它们放回

into the wild 到野外.

The sanctuary has been using 这家动物救护站一直在使用

costly powdered baby milk 很贵的婴儿奶粉

to feed the calves来喂养小象,

but Dr. Steven Chege 但是史蒂夫 切吉博士,

the facility’s veterinarian adviser 这家机构的 兽医顾问

told Reuters 告诉路透社

they have started using 他们已经开始使用

goat milk-based formula 用羊奶做的奶粉

as a potential replacement 作为一种潜在替代品,

especially for infant calves 尤其是针对那些婴儿期的小象宝宝.

“This is an animal 这是一只动物

that has just have maybe 可能刚刚

lost a mother失去了妈妈的,

they have been separated 它们已经被分开

from their family从家人身边.

So所以,

they get a lot of psychological traumas它们都遭受了很多心理创伤,

that is a big challenge这是一个很大的挑战,

which can compromise their health可能会对他们的健康产生不利影响,”

he said他说.

“Goat milk is very good 羊奶很好

for the survival 对生存

and the health 以及健康

of small (elephant) calves 小象的.”

Switching to cheaper goats’ milk from baby formula could slash feeding costs for the sanctuary’s herd which fluctuates between 15-30 animals, he said, although they had not yet done a study factoring in all the associated costs such as refrigeration.



“Goats milk is very rich in protein, and not just protein, it’s very highly digestible protein, unlike cow’s milk,” he said, adding it causes less stomach upsets.



On a recent day, the calves rushed across a dusty enclosure to take a gulp of the milk, exposing their budding tusks as they opened their small mouths to take in feeding bottles.

Local goat farmer, Liwana Lenakukunyia, one of many farmers selling goats’ milk to the sanctuary, told Reuters she was happy to get a new source of revenue. Many of the farmers who are benefiting from the new scheme are women. (Reuters)

:)。

Mom, all of us are going to the USA

妈妈,我们都/Mom, all of us
要去美国了/are going to the USA

Grammar:

我们都要去美国了 [LESSON 1]

大多数国人都不懂汉语的语法,就如同外国人不懂本国语言的语法一样。在这句话里,其实这个【了】字是可以向外国的汉语学习者解释一下的,它本来是表示已经完成的动作,在这里,【了】表示的是【决定和计划已经做好了】。

如果不和外国人解释,他们会很困惑的。

:)。