Daily Archives: October 24, 2008

Joan of Arcadia on Miracles

At the library on Thursday, I checked out volumes 1-3 of Joan of Arcadia: Season 1. It’s an awesome show! I’m not really in the mood to write all of my reactions to it right now, so I’ll comment on … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Bible, Joan of Arcadia, Movies, Religion, Television, Theodicy, Waltons, West Wing

Intelligent Quote of the Day: Brett

My friend Felix has a feature on his blog called “Intelligent Quote of the Day.” I also have an intelligent quote for you: this is under BryanL’s post, Changing Your Mind, and it’s by Brett: “I used to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Intelligent Quotes, Religion

An Old View on Evolution

Source: Malcom Schofield, “The Presocratics,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 71-72. Empedocles was a fifth century B.C.E., pre-Socratic philosopher. And he believed in some form of evolution: “Empedocles’ most … Continue reading

Posted in Comps, Evolution, Greco-Roman, History, School

Women in the Image of God?

Source: Judith Romney Wegner, Chattel or Person? The Status of Women in the Mishnah (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) 179, 197. “The ambivalence toward women, perceived as somewhat like men yet somehow different, is by no means unique to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Comps, Rabbinics, Religion, School

Fishbane’s Chronology of Sources 2

In Fishbane’s Chronology of Sources, I said that today I’d look at times when Michael Fishbane seems to contradict his usual chronology of which sources preceded what. Remember that my source is Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Fishbane, Papers, Religion, School

Original Mavericks

This is my favorite election ad. I love the soundtrack and the content! I’m putting it here so I’ll have access to it any time I want. Hopefully, it stays on YouTube after the election. Original Mavericks

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Original Mavericks, Politics, Sarah Palin

It Breaks My Heart, But It’s Funny!

Opie, Andy Griffith and the Fonz endorse Obama with skit

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Politics, Television

My Dawkins Mood (and It’s Unrelated to Dating)

Source: Malcom Schofield, “The Presocratics,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 52: “One clue to the distinctive focus of the Pythagorean way of life is the fact that Herodotus associated … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Daily Quiet Time, Greco-Roman, History, Religion, School, Sirach | 2 Comments