“Might as well pray to a rock”


Detail from Raphael’s “Academy of Athens” showing Plato (on the left, pointing heavenward) with his student Aristotle (on the right, gesturing toward the earth). The painting is located in the Vatican apartments, and the gestures summarize the fundamental orientations of the two men.


This weekend’s joint Hamblin/Peterson column for the Deseret News:





What are some things that we should do daily?
A mission memory, and the world's most-kissed girl
"At sea in an alien culture, where 'normal' is defined as 'deviant'"
Building a better world by stifling dissent