Archives for Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:14

Curiosity’s Claim

From Maria Papova: In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, ideas that we [Read More…]

Global Warming, New Study

From Joe Romm: With the added bit to this story that these are reports from those who have been skeptical of human-caused global warming trends. “The decadal land-surface average temperature using a 10-year moving average of surface temperatures over land. Anomalies are relative to the Jan 1950 – December 1979 mean. The grey band indicates [Read More…]

Jeff Cook, Wanting God to Exist is More Important than …

Wanting God to Exist is More Important Than Believing in God Jeff Cook, details at the bottom of the post, always offers here a set of ideas worth considering. Many of you know that I find Jeff’s voice not only important but insightful — stubbornly thoughtful as I see him — and a voice that [Read More…]

Women and Habituation

What does it take to resist habituation? Pointed question: Who has more time for leisure in your home? Male or female? This post is from CBE: Susan Howell, Ed.D. is professor of Psychology at Campbellsville University, where she teaches classes in gender, development, and the integration of psychology with faith. Susan has written for CBE [Read More…]