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Leo Tolstoy and the Meaning of Life Book Review: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy Like many wealthy and entitled young men in mid-nineteenth century Russia, Tolstoy spent his days dutifully attending to the responsibilities of a young noble while slipping through dark streets at night to enjoy the soft pleasures of the whore … Continue reading What If You Wasted Your Entire Life?
When you venture outside it’s easy at first glance to agree with Dr. Paley – it does seem as though an invisible watchmaker had a hand in creation. Everything appears to line up just right. Trees need water and – viola! – there is water. And that water must be in liquid form and wouldn’t … Continue reading Evolution Part 6: Catastrophism – Half Right
I haven’t a clue how she kept her job… I was a junior and in love with writing and with science and, along with every other testosterone-sick guy in school, with Ms. Haft. She was freshly graduated from college and giddy. She wore her hair long and her skirts short. It’s still a mystery to … Continue reading Ms. Haft Was Wrong: Words Have Meaning
I’ll get right to the point: there is little to review here. Unlike many boos on the same topics, this is not an argument. Rather, Berlinski has penned, and found a publisher for, a petulant rant by a well-educated highbrow who is angry that someone else gets to be the smart guy in the room. … Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Delusion, David Berlinski, Basic Books, 2009
It's been ten years since we moved from our home in Western Washington State. The home was three-stories tall with well over 3,000 square-feet of living space. It was built in the 'fifties with no plans - the mom of the family drew the walls on the floor in the morning and the boys built … Continue reading The Take Away
What Evolution Is I’ve summarized in Parts 1-4 (here, here, here, and here) the way that science sees the world and does it’s business. Now I invite you to stand at the kitchen sink and look out the window with wonder. Let’s see what the world has to tell us. But first let me take … Continue reading Evolution Part 5: What Evolution is Not
I get periodic emails from the man himself, Dr. DeepaK Chopra. They are almost all advertisements which is fine with me. Everyone gets to make a dollar. This one is for an Inner Space Zero Gravity Grounding chair and I can have it for only $1,899. That’s $1,600 bucks off the normal price of $3,499. … Continue reading Advertisement from Chopra – The Grounding Recliner
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Weeks before my Father died, he called me to the couch. "Denn," he said. "My whole life I've had these things that I would do if I knew I had only six months to live." He went on. "Now I've got two or three, and I can't muster the energy to do anything. Even if … Continue reading The Bucket List Lost