Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

Hard Tolerance

At the Guardian today, Andrew Brown defines “hard tolerance,” a concept I’d never heard of before, but that I like: After Pope Benedict XVI’s controversial Regensburg speech, the most notable response was the decision of 137 Muslim scholars to sign … Continue reading

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My Take on Why We’re Here

Ultimately, we’re here because of symmetry breaking. In other words, if God exists, He started with some grand symmetrical Thing and blew it apart at the big bang. The big bang universe is the breaking of a super-symmetry into hydrogen … Continue reading

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