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More on Who changed the Bible and why? Bart Ehrman’s startling answers

More on Who changed the Bible and why? Bart Ehrman’s startling answers

| March 23, 2007 | 23 Replies

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The beginning of the end of crappy music?

The beginning of the end of crappy music?

| March 22, 2007 | 2 Replies

[E]ven though people are spending as much time in their cars as they used to, consumers have been turning off music stations in droves. 27 per cent since 2001, I believe, about on par with the declines of CD sales. You would think this means people are just listening to stolen music played on their […]

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To Make the Journey the Destination

To Make the Journey the Destination

| March 22, 2007 | 7 Replies

I learned long ago that the best way to think of a trip is to accept that it is more than just dead time between here and there. I have a friend who has recently driven to to the East coast a couple of times, and all he saw (or wanted to see) on the […]

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Copyright police crack down on guitar players trading chords online

Copyright police crack down on guitar players trading chords online

| March 22, 2007 | 9 Replies

This morning I tried to visit a site called OLGA (on-line guitar archive), a place where I had often gone in past years to check out chord progressions for pop/rock tunes.  Many guitarists had worked out tunes as best they could, then posted them at this site.  Over the years, the contributions to the site […]

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Today’s offering from Quote of the Day

Today’s offering from Quote of the Day

| March 21, 2007 | 2 Replies

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) [Thanks go to The Quotations Page for this one].

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Choosing to choose; deciding to decide

Choosing to choose; deciding to decide

| March 20, 2007 | 7 Replies

We can’t really act freely unless we can think freely, it seems. But none of us can really choose what we will think next.  Thoughts occur to us.  I’m not the guy who puts the records in my own jukebox; at best, I merely punch some buttons.  But can I even say this much? It […]

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Maybe we’re feebleminded

Maybe we’re feebleminded

| March 19, 2007 | 2 Replies

As a nation, we seem to be making one boneheaded decision after another. Iraq has to be the top of that list. We attacked Iraq because we couldn’t let “them” get away with what “they” did on September 11. I have heard numerous seemingly intelligent people utter this other nonsense. The only way this justification […]

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Unequal justice protects Iraq war criminals

Unequal justice protects Iraq war criminals

| March 19, 2007 | 2 Replies

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. Anatole France The point is that even theoretically just laws can lead to de facto injustice.  But how much more injustice can result from laws that are rigged to begin […]

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That other disasterous war: the “War on Drugs”

That other disasterous war: the “War on Drugs”

| March 18, 2007 | 5 Replies

This documentary by Penn and Teller characterizes the “War on Drugs” as “The new prohibition.”   The documentary is a no-holds-barred presentation that includes some coarse language.   Here is Part II and here is Part III. The statistics are compelling.  Alcohol causes 50,000 deaths per year.  Tobacco causes 440,000 deaths per year.  Marijuana has yet to […]

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