Monthly Archives: September 2014

Life And Meaning

I’d like to take a brief moment to write about life and meaning, or more specifically, that feeling we all sometimes get when we sense ourselves saying, “What’s the point of it all?” That emotion swings back and forth within … Continue reading

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Sexism And Political Correctness

As many of you have probably gathered over the years, I’m not a fan of political correctness.  The philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris recently got himself in trouble over a few comments he made.  People (primarily feminists) are claiming he’s … Continue reading

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What Education’s All About

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker recently wrote a brilliant piece for The New Republic.  In it, he discusses his views on education.  I found one passage particularly important. It seems to me that educated people should know something about the 13-billion-year … Continue reading

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Laniakea – Immeasurable Heaven

I often find myself coming home late at night and I stare up at the stars.  If you’re a physicist, a lot goes through your mind when you think of all of space and the universe.  Recently some new research … Continue reading

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Marriage And Sexual Morality

I can remember first buying Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization history bookset back when I was a teenager.  I tried reading it back then, but Durant’s vocabulary was beyond me, and I wasn’t getting much out of it.  Now it’s … Continue reading

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