“How will humans look 10,000-100,000 years from now?”

    An interesting article:   https://www.quora.com/How-will-humans-look-10-000-100-000-years-from-now/answers/1980442   It seems that, in eye-color as in other regards, I’m not only exceptionally desirable but quite innovative.  In a very real sense, I represent the hope and promise of things to come.   Of course, as the late great Danish physicist and 1922 Nobel laureate Niels Bohr [Read More…]

“It’s now time for the NCAA to kick out BYU”

    Thanks to McClain Bybee for alerting me to this article:   http://www.outsports.com/2016/9/13/12905930/byu-ncaa-north-carolina-gay-lgbt   41 ¶And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself [Read More…]

“2016’s Happiest States in America”

    I won’t spoil the suspense for you.   But please don’t neglect the supporting statistics.  They’re quite interesting:   https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959/   Thanks to Charles Steinman for calling my attention to this item.     [Read more…]

“Repent and Return Unto the Lord”

    In the Interpreter Foundation’s 179th posted scripture roundtable, Cassandra Hedelius, Martin Tanner, and Bruce Webster discuss Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, which is focused upon Helaman 13-16:   Scripture Roundtable 179: Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, Repent and Return unto the Lord     [Read more…]

A thought from Dr. Johnson

    “When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)     [Read more…]

“Embattled Christians push for homeland in Middle East”

    An intriguing idea:   http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/13/embattled-christians-push-for-homeland-in-middle-east.html   I’m very sympathetic.     [Read more…]

“Mormon Heavenly Mother featured in Deseret Book bestseller”

    I need to have a look at this:   Mormon Heavenly Mother featured in Deseret Book best-seller   I’ve actually written on a related topic, more than once.  Here, for example:   “Nephi & His Asherah”   And, in a fuller and more satisfactory form (to me, at least), here:   “Nephi and [Read More…]

“Online trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim”

    Somebody called my attention to this article yesterday, I think, and I’m sorry, but I failed to make a note of who it was.  Thanks to him or her, in any case:   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/online-trolls-are-psychopaths-and-sadists-psychologists-claim-9134396.html   My personal experience tallies with what the article reports.  I no longer attempt conversation with such folks.  I [Read More…]

“The LDS Church will never have the world’s universal approval”

    The latest installment of my weekly Deseret News column has appeared:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865662459/The-LDS-Church-will-never-have-the-worlds-universal-approval.html     [Read more…]

“‘Love Wins.’ Charity Loses.”

    In a new article, my friend and colleague Ralph Hancock shares a reformulation of some timely thoughts on certain current controversies that he originally presented at the 2016 FairMormon conference back in early August:   http://ldsmag.com/love-wins-charity-loses/     [Read more…]