Daily Archives: April 23, 2011

Was Jesus the Only One to Rise from the Dead on Easter Weekend?

Not if you believe Matthew 27:51-53. Have you ever noticed what it says? Immediately after Jesus’s death, Matthew has this very, very strange Night of the Living Dead story that he includes in his gospel. Matthew says that there was, immediately … Continue reading

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Something Good about America: Not Oil Wells, But Mind Wells

Notice in this 60 Minutes segment that Indian geniuses are not flocking to oil-rich Arab countries where a conformist religion like Islam dominates the culture. Instead, they come to Enlightenment-based secular California, to Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is a mind well … Continue reading

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Plutocracy Watch: Mortgage Paperwork Fraud is Rampant and Goes Unprosecuted

This recent 60 Minutes segment is very dispiriting. Notice how easy it is for large banks to shift responsibility (and so avoid criminal prosecution). It’s yet another example of mortgage lenders engaging in buck passing and (im)plausible deniability: speak no evil, see … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Tip #7: Try Using Aristotle’s Method of Definition to Get a Handle on What You’re Pondering

Critical thinking gets turbo-charged wherever terms are clearly defined. And it was Aristotle who first noticed that, if a definition is to be any good, it should say something general and something specific. Aristotle designated these two components the genus and diaphora … Continue reading

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