Monthly Archives: August 2012

On Truths, Absolute Truths, and Reality


A. With our sensory perceptions we become aware of a dimension of reality which may be called Perceived Reality. Through the limitations of our body and brain, this is as far as we can get. Through these channels (when they … Continue reading

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Sanford, A. Whitney: Growing stories from India: religion and the fate of agriculture.


When small farm agriculture became big industrial it was thought that the transformation would solve all problems, and humanity would soon have plenty of grains to feed its growing numbers. But, as with all technology, far from solving our problems, … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Kitty: Stephen Hawking: an unfettered mind.


Stephen Hawking is a celebrity-physicist, known to physicists for his ground-breaking work on black holes, cosmology, imaginary time and such. To the general public he is an unusual genius: In spite of Lou Gehrig’s disease, he has been a prolific … Continue reading

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Obama asks India not to curtail Internet freedom


Will Washington ever understand that this kind of unsolicited advice only irritates other nations without accomplishing anything? Do they have any inkling of what is prompting the Indian government to alert internet abusers? “Who the hell are you to tell … Continue reading

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Obama administration draws bright red line, warns Syria against using, moving WMDs


When will the United states free itself from the Moral Policeman Mindset (MPM) and stop warning and advising other nations what they should and should not be doing? This warning to Syria is appropriate and needed, but why doesn’t it … Continue reading

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On Patterns in Religions


In every religious tradition, the rebels (unorthodox/progressive thinkers) define their own version of the original doctrines, selectively accepting what they feel are nice and good and appropriate, and rejecting whatever they feel are inconvenient, irrelevant, or plain wrong. They are … Continue reading

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Stephen Jay Gould: “We can unite the patches built by our separate magisteria (of Science and Religion) into a beautiful and coherent quilt called wisdom.


But why? Why should we regard these as two patches which should be united into a beautiful and coherent quilt? Should the Super bowl excitement be united with string theory to see beauty and coherence in each? Should Bach be … Continue reading

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