Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Willing Pupil

‘Any engineer would naturally assume that photocells would point towards the light, with their wires leading backwards towards the brain.  He would laugh at any suggestion that the photocells might point away from the light..  Yet this is exactly what … Continue reading

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The Sins of The Fathers

I saw an interesting article today, finding fault with the religious concept of “the sins of the fathers”.  The idea that the Bible threatens generations yet unborn with punishments – based solely on the actions of parents – is often … Continue reading

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To Be, Or Not To Be

I think nothing sums up the aggressive atheist’s bashfulness about reality like their famous “infinite monkey theory” – the idea that a monkey typing randomly would produce the works of Shakespeare, given an infinite period of time. Having such a … Continue reading

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“Why” is Not a Silly Question

There are times when all the world´s asleep The questions run too deep for such a simple man Won´t you please, please tell me what we´ve learned I know it sounds absurd, but please tell me who i am?  ..Supertramp, … Continue reading

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26,569

I dreamed last night that my blog count reached 26,569.  I have no idea what the significance is but it’s encouraging – my attention was drawn to the number, which was in a heavier font, light gray italic something like … Continue reading

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When a Tree Falls

If a tree falls in the forest without any living thing to hear it, does it make a sound?  This well known riddle has a simple enough answer, but a surprising implication. Sound, of course, is not a quality which … Continue reading

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Spiritual Icons: Birth of a New Science

It is said that religion exists only because the Universe’s true nature cannot be fully comprehended by the intellect.  If so, the spiritual sesne exists to interpet forces of a different nature than the physical surface they present to our … Continue reading

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