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A Season for Everything

The writer has told us, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” There is “a time to be born and a time to die…” This blog was born out of a single … Continue reading

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Summer Time

It is that time of year.  Time for vacations, enjoying the weather, re-calibrating, and powering down.  You will not hear from me for a while as I relax and enjoy time away from computer screens.  Light reading, ocean breezes, good … Continue reading

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Are humans significant–do we matter given the size and scope of the universe?  It is interesting to me that we even ask the question. Why would it even come up?  Why is the question itself present? The ubiquity of religious, … Continue reading

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Is any conflict between classical physics and the quantum just in our own minds? Narrative is not only intrinsic to learning and understanding it is also very…practical… He rightly points out the damage the fundamentalist focus on the “end times” … Continue reading

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So true: “We usher in the AI future on the wings of angels, because the heavy lifting of the imagination isn’t possible without their pinion feathers – whether we think of them as artificial or divine.” A theoretical chemist on … Continue reading

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Einstein, Hitler and the bomb… Science and its somewhat fast and loose relationship with its own historical narrative… The problem (among many) with the Benedict Option… We often hope there is some odd, irrational, and out-of-bounds cause behind the horrors … Continue reading

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Could we learn some things from the Frankfurt School?  Probably. Only two degrees. What do we do now? Grieving for a despot and the perils of so-called nation building. What are we to make of the Coptic Christians and their … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

One person’s story… Another person’s story and worth the listen: Is belief in God irrational? No. Jupiter is indeed strange and with cyclones 900 miles wide, we might add extremely hostile… When it comes to fake news, truth, we must … Continue reading

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On duck sex, patriarchy, female autonomy, and the idea that perhaps “…sexual selection can act independently of natural selection…” On the importance of Plato and philosophy in general as an antidote to the idea we are “…the apex of intelligence, … Continue reading

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The intractable problem of modernity, or Western liberalism, is that it replaced God with different mediators, namely the state and the market (Thank you Hobbes and Smith).  Where has this led?  Look around.  It is no longer clear either can … Continue reading

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