Monthly Archives: October 2012

Science and Religion – 1

I am always amazed that otherwise intelligent people not only see science and religion as mutually exclusive, but tend to blame religion for causing the cruel deaths of millions of people through religious wars. Do they know nothing of Stalin, … Continue reading

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Fox in Charge of the Hen House

Now and then I miss some of the old cliches which an earlier generation used as a kind of shorthand for teaching values and wisdom. Seeing the incredible range of choices we have for nearly every product or service we … Continue reading

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The Flaw

In a film called “The Flaw” the economic collapse of 2008 is examined. I cannot determine the date of the film, though it seems to be around 2010. And I cannot know how skewed it might be, since I am … Continue reading

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Elusive Truth

It is a source of deep frustration for me that our political system seems bent toward evil. Politicians spend millions and millions of dollars campaigning — with very little regard for truth in the process — so that they can … Continue reading

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Food for deep thought

Hmm, a friend just sent me a recording from a radio talk show in Fargo, ND, where we used to live. It seems this woman was trying hard to get the people who put up signs along the highways to … Continue reading

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Perfect Beauty

The days have turned cool and windy, marking the change from “late summer” to “early winter.” At first, autumn is the delightful climax to summer but it turns quickly to a foretaste of winter. Its nippy air closes us in … Continue reading

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Sophomoric Politics

I’ve always been fascinated by the word “sophomore.” Maybe I’ve been afraid I might be one forever. The word comes from two Greek words meaning “wise” and “fool.” A sophomore is a fool who thinks himself or herself to be … Continue reading

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