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My Science Block

On pages 48-49 of The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, Herman Wouk states: “A distinguished physicist once gave me a book of his inscribed, ‘To Herman Wouk, one of the few who does not write if he does … Continue reading

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A Tiny Speck in a Vast Universe

For my write-up today on Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, I’d like to feature Wouk’s quotation of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman on page 65.  Feynman states: “It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous … Continue reading

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God, the Bible, and Meaning

I started Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion.  Here, I’ll feature something that Wouk says on pages 10-11: “…the Bible has long been waning as the core of religious upbringing, a way of life once handed … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short 4: At What Price?

I finished Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society.  Reich had a profound chapter on feminism, as he talked about his wife being denied tenure, how women are not always listened to in male-dominated sayings, ways … Continue reading

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“Government to shut down Texas women’s health program”

Reuters recently had a story entitled Government to shut down Texas women’s health program.  The opening paragraph states: “The Obama Administration on Thursday said it would begin shutting down a program that provides health care for more than 100,000 low-income … Continue reading

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“It’s On the Role of Government”

Rachel Held Evans has posted her “Ask a Christian Progressive” post, which features Progressive Tim King, of Sojourners.  I especially appreciated Tim’s response to the question “What myth about progressives would you like to debunk?”  He says: “It’s on the … Continue reading

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Two Perspectives on U.S. Energy Policy

I listened to two talk radio shows today.  The first was that of Rush Limbaugh, the controversial right-wing host.  And the second was that of Thom Hartmann, a progressive. I was especially intrigued by their different points-of-view on energy policy, … Continue reading

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John Avlon on the Decline of Rush Limbaugh

John Avlon of The Daily Beast has an excellent article about the decline of Rush Limbaugh, both in terms of the number of his listeners and the quality of his program.  Here are some of my favorite quotes from Avlon’s … Continue reading

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