Are we reaching the limits of physics, the end of science?

    Maybe.  In some ways.  There may well be scientific questions that we’ll never be able to answer:   http://www.businessinsider.com/the-end-of-physics-as-we-know-it-2016-1     [Read more…]

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“Trump’s Liberty U performance was insulting to Christians everywhere”

    Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has just endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States.  Which makes this article, by former House majority leader Tom DeLay, a hero of many people on the political Right, particularly interesting:   http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-liberty-university-insulting-to-christians-everywhere-opinion-155677/     [Read more…]

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You will be assimilated

    Welcome to the new regime, in which dissent will not be permitted:   http://www.sltrib.com/news/3459506-155/national-bar-group-looking-into-discrimination   If this attempt to transmogrify Brigham Young University isn’t successful, there will be others.  Oh, brave new world!   Canada was the canary in the coal mine:   This is something that I wrote back in the fall [Read More…]

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“Dr. Thomas Sowell — on Trump”

    The economist Thomas Sowell, of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, is one of the finest conservative thinkers in America, and I’ve admired him for many years.   Here’s his take on The Donald:   http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/dr-thomas-sowell-on-trump   I wish voters were listening.     [Read more…]

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“Of Beehives, Books, and Bricks”

    You would expect prominent Latter-day Saints such as Joseph F. Smith, George Q. Cannon, Heber J. Grant, and Thomas S. Monson to have passed through its doors.  And, of course, they did.   You might be a bit surprised, though, to learn that such non-Mormon luminaries as Helen Keller, Paul Robson, Sergei Rachmaninoff, William [Read More…]

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BOM 2 Nephi 7

    I’ve always loved the first verse of Isaiah 50, which is also the first verse of today’s reading, 2 Nephi 7.   Here, the Lord addresses wayward Israel as his children, pointing out they remain his children.  He hasn’t divorced their mother or disowned or repudiated them.   Any estrangement that exists is their doing, resulting from their choice.  Which [Read More…]

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Dr. Johnson on civility

    “When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency.” Samuel Johnson     [Read more…]

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“The Long History of Muslims and Christians Killing People Together”

    Jabra Ghneim brought this interesting article to my attention — an article that illustrates how much more complex history is than the propaganda slogans to which it’s often reduced, and, coincidentally, how relatively unimportant religion has actually been in some famous “wars of religion”:   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/25/the-long-history-of-muslims-and-christians-killing-people-together/     [Read more…]

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Please, Iowa caucus-goers. I’m begging you. Please don’t do this to us.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/donald-trump-shooting-vote-218145?cmpid=sf#ixzz3y6Hw4Mip       [Read more…]

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Deep disappointment with Jeb Bush

    I would estimate that, over the past several weeks, two-thirds of the political ads I’ve seen on television have been commercials sponsored by Jeb Bush’s super pac and dedicated to harsh criticism of Marco Rubio.   I don’t understand it.  And, truth be told, I’m disappointed and, really, irritated by it.   Jeb [Read More…]

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