Daily Archives: February 7, 2010

Blogging Schick and Vaughn’s “How to Think about Weird Things”

Every other year or so I find myself returning to Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn’s critical thinking text, How to Think about Weird Things, and rereading the whole darn thing through again. Schick and Vaughn’s book is a rather popular college text, and it’s in its sixth edition. … Continue reading

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Matthew Arnold, in 1883, on the Bible’s Hold upon the Public Imagination

In what sounds as if it could have been written yesterday, here is the 19th century literary critic and poet, Matthew Arnold, from the preface of his book Literature and Dogma, on the cultural state of play of Bible-based religion in … Continue reading

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