Read more "The Role of Politics in Academic Philosophy — Quillette"
Recently Quillette published an exchange about the low proportion of conservatives in academic philosophy departments, consisting of an article by Tristan Rogers and a response by Shelby Hanna. This interesting exchange largely concerns the status of conservative political philosophy within the discipline and the interpretation of the PhilPapers survey results regarding philosophers’ stances on political […]
Read more "Poetry – Strife – a poem about living your life in a way that improves the world. — Opher’s World"
Poetry – Strife – a poem about living your life in a way that improves the world. I was listening to Bob Marley on the radio. It seemed to me that he made equality, freedom and justice the centre of his being and expressed it in all he did. It was inspiring. You can live your […]
It is always a good time to engage in acts of kindness, and the opportunities seem to be greater during the holiday season. While we typically view these in the context of one another, acts of kindness should extend to earthly care. Pope Francis describes mother earth as the poorest of the poor, due to […]Read more "Responsible recycling is an act of kindness ~ Julie Peller PhD"
Read more "The Case for a Proto-Gospel — | Bible, Myth, and History"
My new book, The Case for a Proto-Gospel: recovering the common written source behind Mark and John, should be going to press sometime in December and be available shortly thereafter. 170 more words
Read more "The Sovereignty of God — Mount Carmel"
In the first few pages of The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien invents a creation myth for Middle Earth, the fantasy world in which the action of The Lord of the Rings takes place. He describes how the Ainur, who are like the angels of Middle Earth, are commissioned by Illuvatar ( the god of Middle Earth) […]
Read more "Living a Passionate Life — MIRACLES EACH DAY"
“I learned to value unlimitedness. I learned to value Love. I learned to value fearlessness. Yes, my method for doing that was rather unique, and I would not recommend that you follow in my footsteps. Unless, of course, you like the drama of being nailed to a cross and then stood up in front of […]
Originally posted on Dining with Donald:
Catching Fire*: How Cooking Made us Human – Richard Wrangham *Not to be confused with the volume of The Hunger Games trilogy that bears the same name. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human, by Richard Wrangham is less a book about food, as it is a book about how cooking…