Author Archives : Craig Stanbury


Craig Stanbury

About Craig Stanbury

Craig is the self-proclaimed book guru of the life-vistas.com team. He has also studied politics and philosophy extensively while having a keen love for sport. He is from Australia but currently lives in England where you can normally find him in a cafe somewhere either reading quietly in a corner or animatedly discussing politics.


Eastern Europe and Beyond 1

The setting was a hostel in Krakow, Poland, the time was late and the vision slightly blurry but the bones were tingling with excitement. The reason was simple- we had just had one of those moments that makes you believe in travel. We had no idea what we were going to do the next day […]


Cultural Evolution with Daniel C. Dennett

Professor Daniel C. Dennett is possibly the preeminent philosopher of our day. He is a prolific author and lecturer, specializing in a wide range of topics from evolution and atheism to consciousness and free will. He has helped to change the role of a philosopher in the way that he has become both a student and expert […]


Lance Armstrong: A Bad Person who does Great Things 1

In early 2013 the Western world was shocked to hear the news that Lance Armstrong is officially a cheat, a liar and a fraud. This man that stood on top of the world with everyone reverently looking up at him had come crashing down to our feet. Let us backtrack for a moment to get […]


What is Humanism? And Why does it Matter?

Humanism is an ethical approach to life that is concerned with human’s well-being. It is guided by reason and science with no supernatural elements. It is not a doctrine, there is no dogma to humanism and it is not something you convert to either. It is an attitude, a philosophy and an invitation to think […]


Australia and Back Again 1

Sitting on the plane going back to Australia was one of the weirder experiences I have had in my life to date. Normally when I am coming home I’m going there to start a new chapter in life or to continue an already well established one. This time it was simply a smash and grab […]


OCD – Setting the Record Straight. 2

  How many times have you heard someone say or said yourself “Oh my god I’m so OCD!” or “I just need to flick the light switch off, its an OCD thing.” Now, I know that people don’t mean to belittle the disorder or cheapen its seriousness but comments like this do exactly that. For […]


Australian Cricket Team for 2015 Ashes 2

The Ashes series is fast approaching and once the current World Cup is over all roads will lead to the Ashes. Player’s careers are measured by performances in the Ashes- it can make or break a legacy. Whilst Test cricket is a traditional affair it is more aptly a spectacle of opinions. Every person will […]


Evolution with Richard Dawkins

I recently had the privilege of attending a series of lectures by Professor Richard Dawkins. For anyone not familiar with his genius he deserves an introduction. Dawkins is a world renowned and leading evolutionary biologist from Oxford who has played a vital role all around the world in promoting secular values and views. He is […]


Greece and Turkey

Oh the wonderful things travelling can do for the mind. I can now remember how I fell in love with moving, leaving and travelling in the first place – memories that had laid dormant for far too long. I know now more so than ever that travelling is about the senses, not about the number […]


Turkey ft. Gallipoli

From the untrained eye it simply looks like a sleepy little village on a beautiful peninsula situated towards the edge of Turkey, a place to maybe snorkel, lie in a hammock or relax on the beach all day. It is easy to be fooled even for wannabe historians like us for the landscape is breathtaking; […]