Daily Archives: December 24, 2009

The Ideal vs. the Real: Our Kitchen as Plato’s Cave

The image that was on the side of the gingerbread house kit box wasn’t exactly what my three and six year old ended up making:

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Barack Obama and the Long Game

A reader at Andrew Sullivan’s blog today made a profound observation: [T]he New Deal, arguably the most significant change in our government since the revolution, didn’t include healthcare, didn’t desegregate the schools, etc.  Only a George Bush thinks that the … Continue reading

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To What Shall I Liken Intelligent Design?

Something I read recently that Thomas Nagel wrote alighted in me an analogy concerning Intelligent Design’s relation to evolution. It’s an analogy that I’ve never seen anyone else make. Here it is: I believe that I have free will. By all appearances … Continue reading

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At Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Possessed a Copy of the Koran

Did you know that? I noticed a mention of this fact in Barack Obama’s Cairo speech: I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. In signing … Continue reading

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