Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 29

Love and Human Nature

In Brief—An exploration of what is meant by “Love” and its possible sources. Is it real or merely a transitory experience? “Love is a serious mental disease.” (Plato) “I love you” may be the most common expression in the human repertoire, but its vagueness avoids some truths that are the core of human nature. Love …

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Jan 22

Memories of My Parents

In Brief—Bay remembers his parents and the influences they had on him from childhood and adulthood. —————————————————————————————————————————————— Does the Apple Fall Far from the Tree?— For good or for ill, our parents not only endow us with their genes but provide the environment that helps shape us. Nature and nurture in concert. One question we …

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Jan 15

A Simple Reading Assignment

In Brief—A change from the usual approach to religion to one from an easy-to-read scientific point-of-view. It does require reading and looking at colorful illustrations, but it’s guaranteed to be painless and rewarding. And see the end of this piece when I introduce a new feature. Simple Basic Facts of Reality— This illustrated book of …

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Jan 08

Call Me Lucky?

In Brief—The author wonders if he has been lucky or if there is more than luck going on. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Luck or Circumstances?— Am I lucky that I am white? Am I lucky that I am an American? Am I lucky that I have a good education? Am I lucky that I have lived at the …

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Jan 01

All That Glitters Isn’t…

In Brief— A belated review of the slickly produced but potentially dangerous pseudoscientific documentary The Living Matrix. This is a reminder that the internet has lots of junk along with the good stuff. ————————————————————————————————————————————— Slick and Potentially Dangerous— As a preamble, I must point out that it has been shown that people tend to read …

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