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Boiling Spirits

This is a great story with many applications: There’s an oft told anecdote about a medical missionary in a remote place, who watches, in horror, as people give untreated well water to their babies.  The children regularly get diarrhea, and … Continue reading

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Bigger Houses

I read this on a wall at a good friend’s family home: “We have bigger houses but smaller families: We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgements; more experts but more problems; more medicines, but less … Continue reading

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Fromm – A Religious Man

This is a continuation of Atheism, which was a continuation of Reincarnation And Life After Death. “I have said that man is asked a question by the very fact of his existence, and that this is a question raised by … Continue reading

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Fragments from Wittgenstein’s Culture and Value

“Are all men great?  No. – Well then, how can you have any hope of being a great man!  Why should something be bestowed on you that’s not bestowed on your neighbor?  To what purpose?  If it isn’t your wish … Continue reading

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Process

I haven’t posted anything in awhile and have a lot to say, but I want to be concise. “The meaning of life is to live… All I know is that it gives me comfort,” is line from a previous post … Continue reading

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The Age of Humanity

“You were sick, but now you’re well, and there’s work to do” – Kilgore Trout Salaam! A new regime appears! It surfaces from the wasteland of the previous power, feeding and thriving on the toxicity deposited by the old authority. … Continue reading

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Caprice – Part II

This is a continuation of Caprice and Self Control, which got started really with The Calculus of Decisions. Every day a person wakes up with a different disposition, with minute chemical changes shifting our moods and hungers.  The world seems … Continue reading

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We are of one Essence

“It’s a future where the old divisions are overcome. Where you and all of your neighbors and the wider world can live in greater security and greater peace. I know that this won’t be reached easily. There are those that … Continue reading

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On Science, Religion, and Nationalism

This post is in response to Three Ideas in Development, specifically the third idea. As for the third…I love your last paragraph…and have a lot to say about this. I know that you are of course not advocating the side … Continue reading

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Cultureless America

A friend last week, who is an international student here as USC, asked me to describe to her, in general, American culture. At first I thought of the “mixing pot” bullshit that I was taught in elementary school, and after … Continue reading

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