Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

A Contract with the Earth 20

In my latest reading of A Contract with the Earth, Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple appear to disapprove of hysterical scenarios about potential environmental and other catastrophes, for they believe that cooler heads can develop technology that will save the … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 20: Who’s At Fault?

For my write-up today on The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationship, I’ll quote something that Temple Grandin says on page 278: “Not all social situations are ruined because of a person’s autism; sometimes it’s the fault of the other person … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills

The Noachide Laws: Jewish/Gentile Relations and Idolatry

I started David Novak’s The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism.  Novak talks about the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple literature, rabbinic literature, medieval Jewish literature, and modern Jewish literature, in terms of their stances on the Gentiles and the moral … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Jewish-Christian Relations, Rabbinics, Religion