Archive for September 3rd, 2006

Boys’ Toys

| September 3, 2006 | 25 Replies
Boys’ Toys

I was trying to think of a way to impress Erika Price (see Erika’s comment here), when it dawned on me. I was shopping at a big box toy store in St. Louis County tonight, accompanied by my wife and children.  I was waiting for my family to make a purchase when I realized that […]

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Newsweek explores recent books denying existence of God.

| September 3, 2006 | 9 Replies
Newsweek explores recent books denying existence of God.

It’s in the September 11, 2006 issue of Newsweek.   The article explores the issues presented by the following three books: The End of Faith, by Sam Harris Breaking the Spell, by Daniel Dennett and The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins. It is a good sign that Newsweek is acknowledging some of the basic points raised by […]

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Sunny past, dark future. Or something like that.

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Sunny past, dark future. Or something like that.

Earlier, I wrote about the rosy, sunny image of “the good old days” and the sad reality that those days just never existed. A body of psychological evidence explains in part why we cling to this fantasy: we have a tendency to blanket our old memories with simplicity and inaccuracy. First, memory tests conducted on […]

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