Monthly Archives: December 2012

Why Gay Rights Matter

At the outset I’d like to say that I’m not gay.  None of my friends are gay, and I don’t have any gay family members.  This issue has little to no impact on me personally, but there are many people … Continue reading

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A CERN Physicist’s View On Free Will

Do we have free will?  Many would like to believe so, but considering our brains are made of atoms, the same stuff as everything else in the universe, and atoms follow the laws of physics, does that leave any room … Continue reading

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Wealth and Prosperity

What is the cause of the wealth of nations?  Adam Smith examined the question centuries ago, yet we’re still trying to figure out how we can lift people’s lives out of poverty and misery.  Outside of the deep questions of … Continue reading

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What I’m Studying These Days

I thought I’d take a little time and tell everyone what I’m reading at the moment, and why I’m reading those books in particular.  When I study things, I tend to be reading a lot of books at the same … Continue reading

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I Loathe Congress

You may think you’re alone in thinking our leaders these days are nuts.  You’re not.  Their approval rating over this past year hovers around 10-15%.  Everybody hates them. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading

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