Quote of the Day (Robert M. Hazen)

“Does the universe hold levels of emergence beyond individual consciousness, beyond the collective accomplishments of human societies? Might the cooperative awareness of billions of humans ultimately give rise to new collective phenomena as yet unimagined? If higher stages of emergence await our discovery, then science and theology may someday converge into a more unified vision [Read More...]

Happy New Year!

This is to inform regular readers that my blogging will be at best sporadic over the next couple of weeks, if it happens at all. I won’t call it a hiatus, since I don’t know for sure that I won’t be blogging, but I will not have regular computer access until well into the new [Read More...]

Which Theologian Are You?

I don’t put much stock in these quizzes, many of which are repetative, have either-or questions where one might wish to say ‘both/and’, and sometimes asks questions that I might regard as in themselves fundamentally flawed. But since several other blogs I read seem to include these sorts of quiz results, I decided to try [Read More...]

Spam of the Spirit

I regularly comment on spam for the sake of the gullible who might fall for the various scams and hoaxes that are around. But I suspect that the most common form of spam that makes it into our inboxes rather than our spam filters comes from well-intentioned relatives and friends who say things like “This [Read More...]

Sylar and Specialness

I’m bound to have a number of reflections on episodes of Heroes over the coming weeks and most likely months (I will need to return the DVDs to the public library before I’ll have time to watch the whole first season). In this post we reflect on the revelations in the episode “Six Months Earlier” [Read More...]

Heroes and Evolution

I just recently began watching Heroes – from the beginning of season 1. I have done this with several series that I didn’t start watching from the beginning but had recommended to me later. (It was good to have something to do during the long hours of computer problem resolution besides staring at the screen [Read More...]

Intelligently-Designed Gnostic Hermaphrodite Sex

Apparently searching for “sex hermaphrodites” can lead one to my page on Intelligent Design and Gnosticism. I don’t find either word on that post. Perhaps among the comments? Anyway, apologies to anyone who comes to my blog via a search engine and finds the contents don’t quite live up to what they were expecting. I’m [Read More...]

Toyota’s Troubled Times?

More spam to highlight on the slight chance that gullible Google key words before falling for this scam. If one were foolish enough to believe it, they would have to believe that Toyota gives away money and/or cars for free to random people, when at the same time they are so financially strapped that their [Read More...]

SYSTEM FAILURE

I would hope that most readers will read the title of this entry and think first of the closing segment of the movie The Matrix. Alas, my use of the phrase here is far more mundane. Windows Vista finally crashed on me utterly and completely. I’m attempting to reinstall Windows XP and there are still [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

There’s only one thing that needs to be said today… HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS! (if you are reading this in England, you have my permission to have a happy Christmas instead). [Read more...]

Advancing the Butlerian Jihad

I will be adding a new blog to my blogroll. It is the scarcely pronouncable Secher Nbiw, a relatively new blog by a Butler University student. I’ve long thought that there should be a religion club at Butler University named the Butlerian Jihad, but I thought there might be too many people on campus and [Read More...]


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