It’s always now

  Sam Harris notes on his blog, that he’s observed a number of instances, on You Tube, where folks have set the audio portions, from some of his appearances, to slide-show, animation, or video creations of their own.  And to sometimes much greater effect, in his opinion, than watching himself standing at a podium. Wishing…

Cognitive Evolution Laboratory study could shed light on Mormon morality

(from Sept 30, 2010) . Following the Harriman Machine Gun Fire, the largely Mormon population of those affected by the fire were counseled by their church leaders against filing excessively inflated, or otherwise bogus claims, against the National Guard.  Apparently sparked by reports of claimant opportunists, unconflicted by any apparent moral dilemma in going after…

The human condition, and the genius of Alexander Pope

 (from September 24, 2010) Philosopher-poet, Alexander Pope was an 18th century critical genius, at dissecting the human condition. In a short series, I’ll be coming back to Mr. Pope, in parsing some very important – and oft quoted – works of particularly unique insight, that are still revered today. So, by way of introduction, for those who’ve never been touched by the depth…