“When did ‘modesty’ become a dirty word?”

    A Muslim perspective:   http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4330390-155/commentary-when-did-modesty-become-a     [Read more…]

“Evidence Rebuts Chomsky’s Theory of Language Learning”

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evidence-rebuts-chomsky-s-theory-of-language-learning/   This is a pretty big development, since Noam Chomsky’s theories have long been a huge part of the landscape not only of linguistics but of cognitive and evolutionary psychology, child development, and a host of related fields, and have helped to make him a major figure in areas outside his academic specialty. [Read More…]

We favor diversity, of course. But only for those who don’t diverge.

    “Student leaders oppose BYU joining Big 12”   “This New Reg Will Punish Churches That Use ‘Discriminatory’ Gender Practices”     [Read more…]

Where can Mormons turn who can’t vote for Mr. Trump?

    “Trump effect? Fewer U.S. Mormons say they’re Republicans, study shows”   “Donald Trump might be loosening the Republican Party’s hold on Mormon voters”   I have certain reservations about voting for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the White House, and I haven’t endorsed him yet.  (And may not.)  But then, as [Read More…]

The Guam Daily Post: “Please Pray for David Sneddon”

    He gets some details wrong.  But this is still a remarkable little essay about the case of the young Utah returned missionary who was apparently kidnapped twelve years ago by agents of North Korea — and about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:   http://www.postguam.com/forum/featured_columnists/please-pray-for-david-sneddon/article_56680fba-77b8-11e6-8c6b-eb30c1fc88f5.html   I’ve written previously about this [Read More…]

Moroni Day 2016 is rapidly approaching!

    Don’t miss it!   https://bookofmormoncentral.org/content/moroni-day-2016     [Read more…]

The power of thinking

    “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius       [Read more…]

On the clothing worn by some Muslim women

    “ISIS Imposes a Partial Ban on Burqas”   I can understand, and am not unsympathetic to, Daniel Pipes’s reasoning on burqas, above.   From what I’ve seen of them, though, it doesn’t seem to apply to burkinis, which — at least in the ones that I’ve seen photos of — don’t appear to permit [Read More…]

“Medical Expert Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions”

    Unfortunately, there is no seriously pro-life presidential candidate in the 2016 race:   http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/18/medical-expert-confirms-unborn-children-feel-excruciating-pain-during-abortions/     [Read more…]

This really irritated some critics of Mormonism

    But I’m told that it didn’t irritate the people who were being helped in the Baton Rouge area much at all:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865662113/In-our-opinion-Praising-a-rising-tide-of-vounteers.html?pg=all     [Read more…]