“X marks the spot at the centre of the Milky Way”

    A (to me) somewhat surprising discovery at the very heart of our galaxy:   X marks the spot at the centre of the Milky Way   Posted from Cedar City, Utah     [Read more…]

“It’s Not My Party”

    As a footnote to my post of a couple of days ago, here’s something with which I largely concur:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438255/donald-trump-republican-party-not-conservative   Also:   “Four Truths about the Party of Trump”   And an article with which I’m far, far more simpatico than I wish I were:   “The Magical Thinking of the [Read More…]

“Beyond Agency as Idolatry”

    Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture actually published not merely one review of Adam Miller’s Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology yesterday, but two:   Beyond Agency as Idolatry   Posted from Cedar City, Utah     [Read more…]

“Swedish city has long religious history”

        The latest installment of the biweekly Hamblin-Peterson column in the Deseret News is now up:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658616/Swedish-city-has-long-religious-history.html   Posted from Cedar City, Utah     [Read more…]

“LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson subpoenaed for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits”

    I suspect that this is grandstanding by the plaintiffs’ attorney:   LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson subpoenaed for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits   I expect that he wanted publicity for his case (and, just possibly, for himself).  And he’s getting it.   I don’t much like playing along, but, if you don’t [Read More…]

“A Brighter Future for Mormon Theology: Adam S. Miller’s ‘Future Mormon'”

    It being Friday, there’s a new article from Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: A Brighter Future for Mormon Theology: Adam S. Miller’s Future Mormon Posted from Cedar City, Utah     [Read more…]

“Turkey and Erdogan: Here comes the (real) caliphate”

    I’m worried about Turkey.   http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/07/21/turkey-and-erdogan-here-comes-real-caliphate.html   All around the world, it seems, we’re seeing the reemergence of the Strong Leader.   This is deeply disheartening.     [Read more…]

I’ve finally agreed to a divorce.

    I’ve been a faithful Republican since I was old enough to vote.  In fact, as some may know, my brother permitted me to pull the lever for Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, so I’ve been a conservative Republican for a very long time.   But no longer.   My lifelong political party has [Read More…]

“Dark Matter Still a Mystery: Most Sensitive Search Yet Comes Up Empty”

    http://www.space.com/33497-dark-matter-search-comes-up-empty-lux-detector.html   I wrote a column that played off of “dark matter” and “dark energy” a while back:   “Materialism isn’t what it used to be”     [Read more…]

“BYU climbs from No. 15 to No. 5 in this year’s ‘Best Colleges in America’ by Money Magazine”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658408/BYU-climbs-from-No-15-to-No-5-in-this-years-Best-Colleges-in-America-by-Money-Magazine.html     [Read more…]