Category Archives: Religion

Ls&Cs: Engagement with the Universe

Two contrasting perspectives, today, both passages I just happened to read during my morning web browsing. Rival worldviews. One characterizing religious myths, the other about Kim Stanley Robinson.

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E.O. Wilson: THE SOCIAL CONQUEST OF EARTH (2012)

E.O. Wilson’s THE SOCIAL CONQUEST OF EARTH, from 2012, is in my estimation one of the four most significant books by this scientist and writer. (The others are ON HUMAN NATURE, 1978; CONSILIENCE, 1998; and THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE, … Continue reading

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Links & Quotes: Spy Stories; Secularism

Janis Ian (the singer, who I follow on Facebook), offered this David Bowie quote the other day: “As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: January 6th

I’ll post just the three or four items that struck me the most today, the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrectionist attack by Trump supporters on the Capitol of the United States.

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L&Cs: About Religious History, Defined by Europeans

Until the late 19th century, there were only four religions, according to Europeans.

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Ls&Cs: New Conspiracy Theories and Worldviews Available Here!

Are birds real? Are the leftists the ones denying reality? A perfect gift for the conspiracy theorist in your life who has absorbed all the others, from 9/11 to QAnon to 5G to the stolen election and the Covid hoax, … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: More from April 2021

Once more reaching into the well for links saved back in April, just before my world almost ended, and before I was effectively zoned out for two months. Nonexistent problems; the next phase of human civilization; a new unchurched majority; … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Some Things Never Change; Some That Do Go Unremembered

How racism persists while changing its expression; how cherry-picking the Bible has been done for centuries; and how the seven-day week has only recently become the worldwide standard.

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Ls&Qs&Cs: Recent Headlines; The Collapse of America?

Clearing out saved links from the past few weeks, posted here mostly just as links with only a few quotes and comments, and ending with a provocative site linked to the Medium blog collective.

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Ls&Cs: Religion vs Science; Freedom; Feudalism

Plain speaking about the obvious conflict between science and religion; about the idea of freedom without responsibility; about the odd attraction of feudalism in fantasy and science fiction.

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