Daily Archives: November 5, 2011

The Truth of Progress: Steven Pinker Interviewed by Reason Magazine

Steven Pinker’s new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, on the decline of violence through history, is great—maybe his best book ever. Well, on second thought, let’s say it ties his The Blank Slate. That’s saying a lot. Here’s Pinker talking about The … Continue reading

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2012: Will Iran’s Nuke Program Lead to the End of the World?

Maybe. The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, . . . believes Israel is closer to utilizing the military option in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program than it is to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat. . … Continue reading

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My Ongoing Agnostic Jacob-Wrestle with the God Question

Let’s posit that God exists and is, ultimately, the First Cause behind all appearances, but is hidden. What would we find when looking about the universe?  We would find material secondary causes everywhere, but God’s direct action nowhere. And that’s exactly … Continue reading

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