Tag Archives: Religion

Founding Faith by Steven Waldman

A couple of weeks ago I ran across a post on Scott Berkun’s blog which gave a favorable and interesting review of this book. This is a terrific, thoughtful and compact book about some American history that does not show … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

Here’s an experiment that we can’t actually do and might well never have the technology for. Fortunately, that’s not important for the thought experiment, though. The experiment is closely related to the immediately prior post. In there I wrote “…assemble … Continue reading

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Thinking about life

Life on other planets may, or may not, exist. Yet an even greater mystery is why there is life at all and just what is what we call “life” anyway? And, yes, I know there’s a definition in every biology … Continue reading

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Gods of the aliens?

I was tempted to summarize & discuss the content of the ‘Closer to Truth’ episode but you can watch it yourself, so I’m going to skip that. What I found surprising was the consistent assertion that proof of intelligent aliens … Continue reading

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Are we alone in the universe?

One of the ‘Closer to Truth’ programs got me to thinking about a favorite topic: E.T. In the next couple posts I’ll share a few thoughts on that. Are we unique? What we’ve learned about the universe over the last … Continue reading

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Television: “Closer to Truth”

PBS has a well-deserved reputation for interesting but often intellectual TV. For me, that’s not a bad thing at all, indeed, I love a lot of it’s programming and I want to call attention to one the programs there, Closer … Continue reading

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