I love walking in nature. The serenity is so conducive to the formulation of new insights and fresh wisdom. This morning I pondered: why are plays on words called “puns” and not “POWs”? For one, acronyms rule. For another, POW would itself be a play on words. Inception. (Tags this post “philosophy”) I rule.
Anne here… Ball State University is a publicly funded institution of higher learning in Muncie, Indiana. A possible violation of the separation of church and state has raised the eyebrows of students in a certain science class, “The Boundaries of Science,” taught by physics and astronomy professor Eric Hedin. The course fulfills a science requirement [...]
Last week, when asked about the problem of suffering, Frank Turek did as so many apologists do and responded with free will. God doesn’t want us to suffer, you see, but he values our free will so much that he’ll let us make bad choices that result in suffering like the starvation of children. This [...]
Timothy Dalryple, fellow blogger here at Patheos, wrote a post titled “I Am a Hate-Filled Christian.” I hated it. I thought it was awful and without empathy for a lot of people. I took one paragraph out of it that dealt with abortion and and rebutted it (Christina took care of his anti-homosexual bits). Now [...]
I wrote this to someone yesterday. The periodic chart is a way of describing the way the world is. As we’ve come to understand the nature of reality better, the periodic chart has changed to incorporate that knowledge – but it’s all based on how the world really works. Morals are the periodic chart of [...]
Got this on a donation request: What would you guess makes the difference between a person with insecurity issues that can be addressed and a person just not wired for polyamory at all? Hrm. I’d start by saying that poly isn’t something that is necessarily better than monogamy. It’s like asking someone what the best [...]
My friend Jesse has told me I need to reevaluate de Botton. I re-read his CNN article and I don’t think I need to change anything, but I do want to explain why I think the truth is so important. In his piece de Botton opens by calling the question of god’s existence boring. Perhaps [...]
This will make Greta happy.
When people talk about atheists being one extreme as compared to religion it awakens that little part of my brain that wants to punch all the dumb out of the world. You know what extreme reason looks like? It looks like technology that let’s us take pictures of other galaxies. It looks like cell phones [...]
As I learn more about polyamory I’m noticing a pattern. Most of the people I talk to who live polyamorously began their relationships as polyamorous. But is there anybody out there who started out in a monogamous relationship and later came to the realization that polyamory was what suited you best? Did your partner come [...]