Archive for June 1st, 2006

Give us this day our daily endorphins

| June 1, 2006 | 3 Replies
Give us this day our daily endorphins

Why do people engage in religious rituals?  In keeping with suggestion of ethologist Niko Tinbergen, this question is actually four separate “why” questions.  Rather than dealing with the first three Why questions (Phylogeny, Ontogeny or Function), I’d like to consider only the fourth Why, Proximate Cause, with regard to the practice of engaging in religious rituals.  […]

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Bush: 9/11/01 “Ended on a Relatively Humorous Note”

| June 1, 2006 | 2 Replies
Bush: 9/11/01 “Ended on a Relatively Humorous Note”

See Peter Daou’s latest post, for a little peek inside of Mr. Bush’s mind. What more can one say?  Maybe it simply leads to this question: what IS it that allows 1/3 of the country to still admire and respect this president?

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