The Incredible Hulk

Last night I watched the movie The Incredible Hulk. I really enjoyed the cameos – Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee, and a snippet of music from the classic TV series. But the movie also explores some religious terrain in interesting ways. One is in the reference to the strength that the gamma poisoning gives [Read More...]

The Working Hour

Just as there is a lot of great orchestral, symphonic and chamber music that deserves to be more widely know, there are a lot of songs by well-known (and not so well known) artists on their albums but which were never released as singles, and so are not as widely known as they perhaps deserve [Read More...]

How To Care For Introverts

A few items relevant to understanding introverts have come my way over the past few days. I’ve already shared them on Facebook but thought they deserved to be shared in a blog post as well. First, there is this poster (which seems to have started life in a much simpler format): UPDATE: Click here for [Read More...]

Missing Alcatraz? What if you could take a pill to forget that you’re missing it?

Alcatraz isn’t on tonight, but I’ve been meaning for some time to discuss one of the interesting ideas raised on the show. It’s one that other sci-fi has explored before: the idea that memories make us who we are, and that there could be a treatment for twisted thinking or simply intense sadness or anger [Read More...]

Matthew Accuracy, Spurious Quotations and the Historical Jesus

Mark Goodacre has two posts up that are relevant to oral tradition and the historical study of Jesus. One is about a quotation attributed to the Dalai Lama on the internet but which is spurious. Here’s the image that sums the matter up: A while back I had wanted to share this quote, which is [Read More...]

Doctor Who and the Night Terrors

Today’s episode of Doctor Who, “Night Terrors,” is one of the more genuinely spooky and scary there has been for a while. The typical banter of the Doctor and his companions lightens things up. But the episode delves into the roots of human (and alien) fears. Spoilers (and terrors) lie ahead in this post, so [Read More...]


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