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…

Sex – The Lie That’s Too Big To Be True – coming soon to a school near you?

(from September 21, 2010) Here, in the ‘land ‘o just stuff a little more cotton in the’r ears,‘ sex education is pretty much watched over, and limited to a young adult version of The stork and the cabbage patch – and that with signed parental permission slips. That’s because, watched over by some Bald Eagle…

Execution of Sentence for a Killer

Two loud bangs end 25 years on death row for Gardner  The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 06/18/2010 08:03:55 AM MDT  Draper, Utah »   Five shots.  Four bullets.  With two loud bangs in quick succession, Ronnie Lee Gardner’s quarter century on Utah’s death row ended. . . read more    .     .     . In the Reader Comments following the…