Monthly Archives: December 2009

An Octopus Garden on 61 Virginis

Humanity’s greatest problem is hubris derived from religious arrogance in believing that mankind was made in god’s image. For millennia, people of nearly all cultures have been taught that humans are special in the eyes of their god or gods, … Continue reading »

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Asheville Atheism Attacked Anew

I woke up this morning fairly convinced I was living in the 21st century. But I began doubting my conclusion, and perhaps my sanity, when I read in the Washington Post that the election of Councilman Cecil Bothwell in Asheville, … Continue reading »

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Climate Change and Jesus in a Burnt Toast

Critics of climate change gleefully point to hacked emails originating from British scientists at the University of East Anglia that purportedly provide evidence of climatologists manipulating data to mask a decline in global temperatures.  Global warming skeptics believe they have … Continue reading »

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The Hidden Problem of Asymmetrical Expectations

The early days of the holiday season have brought into sharp relief a deeply disturbing trend that seems innocent enough at first glance, but in fact is the genesis of much that ails humanity. I speak of asymmetrical expectations borne … Continue reading »

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