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"Referee won't blow the whistle / God is good but will he listen?" -- U2
- "If your anger decreases with time, you did injustice; if it increases, you suffered injustice." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- "And the missionaries, they tell us we will be left behind. / Been left behind a thousand times, a thousand times." -- Arcade Fire
Incapable of doubt, incapable of faithThe majority of mankind is lazy-minded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith. -- T.S. Eliot, Introduction (1931), Pascal's "Pensees"
Wittgenstein on Kierkegaard
"Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the[nineteenth] century. Kierkegaard was a saint." - Ludwig Wittgenstein, to his friend Maurice Drury.
Read Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard: Religion, Individuality, and Philosophical Method by Charles L. Creegan free online.
Problem or Mystery?A problem is something which I meet, which I find completely before me, but which I can therefore lay siege to and reduce. But a mystery is something in which I am myself involved, and it can therefore only be thought of as a sphere where the distinction between what is in me and what is before me loses its meaning and initial validity. -- Gabriel Marcel
- Our mistake November 11, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. Jason Bailey’s article for Flavorwire appeared in its entirety on BooksAndVinyl.com, and it shouldn’t have. […] The post Our mistake appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
- AC/DC Drummer Charged in Attempted Murder-for-Hire Plot | Variety November 6, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap? Update: Rudd was later released due to weak evidence. Alex […] The post AC/DC Drummer Charged in Attempted Murder-for-Hire Plot | Variety appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
- Chart: Expenditures on printed reading materials by age September 30, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. Mother Jones magazine calls this “The Death of Print” — at least on its website. […] The post Chart: Expenditures on printed reading materials by age appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
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- pabulum: Dictionary.com Word of the Day November 26, 2014pabulum: material for intellectual nourishment.
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- Poem of the Day: Love and a Question November 26, 2014A Stranger came to the door at eve, And he spoke the bridegroom fair. He bore a green-white stick in his hand, And, for all burden, care. He asked with the eyes more than the lips For a shelter for the night, And he turned and looked at the road afar Without a window light. The bridegroom came forth into the porch With, 'Let us look at th […]Robert Frost
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- Kant's Philosophical Development November 26, 2014[Revised entry by Martin Schönfeld and Michael Thompson on November 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Modern philosophy begins with Kant, and yet he marks the end of the "Modern" epoch (1600 - 1800 AD/CE) in the history of philosophy. The appearance of the Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 marks the end of the modern perio […]Martin Schönfeld and Michael Thompson
- Metaphysical Grounding November 25, 2014[New Entry by Ricki Bliss and Kelly Trogdon on November 25, 2014.] Consider the following three philosophical claims made by Plato, Russell, and Kripke, respectively: (i) an act is lovable by the gods in virtue of its being pious, (ii) complexes exist because simples exist, and (iii) the fact that our use of the term 'Aristotle' is causally connect […]Ricki Bliss and Kelly Trogdon
- Nelson Goodman November 22, 2014[New Entry by Daniel Cohnitz and Marcus Rossberg on November 21, 2014.] Henry Nelson Goodman (1906 - 1998) was one of the most influential philosophers of the post-war era of American philosophy. Goodman's philosophical interests ranged from formal logic and the philosophy of science to the philosophy of art. In all these diverse fields Goodman made sig […]Daniel Cohnitz and Marcus Rossberg
- Kant's Philosophical Development November 26, 2014
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- Failed Replications: A Reality Check for Neuroscience? November 19, 2014An attempt to replicate the results of some recent neuroscience papers that claimed to find correlations between human brain structure and behavior has drawn a blank. The new paper is by University of Amsterdam researchers Wouter Boekel and colleagues and it’s in press now at Cortex. You can download it here from the webpage of one […]The post Failed Replica […]
- How Your Facebook Updates Reveal Your Personality November 15, 2014The words you use in your Facebook posts reveal much about your personality, according to psychologists Gregory Park and colleagues in a new study just published. Based on a study of 71,000 Facebook users who reported their personality using an app, Park et al. found some quite unexpected words to be associated with given personality […]The post How Your Fac […]
- Do Rats Have Free Will? November 12, 2014New research on the neural basis of ‘spontaneous’ actions in rats could shed light on the philosophical mystery that is human ‘free will’. The study, just published in Nature Neuroscience, is called Neural antecedents of self-initiated actions in secondary motor cortex. It’s from researchers Masayoshi Murakami and colleagues of Portugal’s excellently-named C […]
- Failed Replications: A Reality Check for Neuroscience? November 19, 2014
- Made in the Image of God: Human Values and Genomics"People have choices -- they are the prisoners neither of their genetics, nor of their physiology, nor indeed of their environments."
- Evolution in the Holy LandAll creation is the doings of God’s hands, no matter how he did it. When I look at a painting, I can connect somehow with the painter, and the same goes with the universe and God.
- Ch. 11-12: Wrapping UpOrigins has given us a lot to think about, namely that there are indeed several “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and ID”, as the title states. Genuine believers have thought deeply and carefully about the various kinds of evidence and have come to differing conclusions.
- Made in the Image of God: Human Values and Genomics
- From a Shrinking Place November 25, 2014When we lose a body, we lose everything.Maaza Mengiste
- Transcript on a Face November 25, 2014Wilson the innocent ghost, Brown the guilty demonMaryam Monalisa Gharavi
- Uncertain augury November 25, 2014On exiting the subway today, climbing the stairs up into Union Square, a small feather fell onto our faces. Then more. We looked up. A large red-tailed hawk was sitting on a branch, slowly devouring a pigeon in front of an American flag, too hamfisted to be an omen, too opaque to not be. TheEvan Calder Williams
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- Beyond the Façade February 23, 2014Vladimir Putin's Fragile Empire Fragile Empire Ben Judah Yale University Press, 400 pages $30.00 As the Olympic festivities wind down in Sochi, western attention on Russia has been at levels unseen since the Cold War. As the most expensive Olympic games yet (the most recent estimate is $ 50-51 billion by the Washington Post), President Putin has in […]
- The End of the Line? September 26, 201325 years after Chrysler closed the AMC plant, how has Kenosha fared? The End of the Line? Twenty-five years ago, Chrysler closed its newly acquired plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The event made national headlines. Only a few months before, Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca had announced that the company intended to buy out French automaker Renault’s control […]
- The Voice of Ireland June 15, 2013An Interview with Author Kevin Barry The Voice of Ireland My wife tossed The New Yorker on to the tabletop, You have to read this short story, she said. I did. And the rhythm of the language and the force of the story led me on the rampant search for more. The author was an Irish writer named Kevin Barry whose work consists of two short story collectio […]
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- More Data, Better Learning? A Balanced Look at Adaptive Learning Systems October 5, 2013
- Review of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media (2014) November 5, 2014 Alex Christie
- Digital Contexts November 5, 2014 The Editors
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- Using Computer Vision to Increase the Research Potential of Photo Archives October 14, 2014 John Resig
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Liturgy For The PeopleThe liturgy is essentially not the religion of the cultured, but the religion of the people. If the people are rightly instructed, and the liturgy is properly carried out, they display a simple and profound understanding of it. For the people do not analyze concepts, but contemplate. The people possess that inner integrity of being which corresponds perfectly with the symbolism of the liturgical language, imagery, action and ornaments. The cultured man has first of all to accustom himself to this attitude; but to the people it has always been inconceivable that religion should express itself by abstract ideas and logical developments, and not by being and action, by imagery and ritual. --Romano Guardini, "The Awakening of the Church in the Soul"
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The Anguished QuestionIf you really enquire about God, not with mere curiosity, not, as it were, like a spiritual stamp collector, but as an anxious seeker, distressed in heart, anguished by the possibility that God might not exist and hence all life be vanity and one great madness -- if you ask in such a mood as the man who asks the doctor, "Tell me, will my wife live or will she die?"-- if you ask thus about God, then you know already that God exists; the anguished question bears witness that you know. -- Emil Brunner, "Our Faith"
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