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The Medium And The Light | Notes & Review

April 26, 2013

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Marshall McLuhan. The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion. Gingko Press, 2002. (224 pages) Introduction For many hundreds of the years covered in his investigations, the antagonists were clergy. And their debates concerned not simply this or that idea or doctrine but rather the very tools of intellectual endeavour, the nature and seriousness of philosophy […]

Genesis Unbound | Review

April 23, 2013

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John Sailhamer. Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at the Creation Account. Multnomah Books, 1996, 2011. (270 pages) Quick Introductory Note In this study blog, I generally post my highlights and underlines for the purpose of documenting the key phrases and ideas of the book and add a few interactions and reflections at the end. This […]

Night | Reflections & Notes

April 11, 2013

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Eli Wiesel. Night. Hill and Wang, 1985. (120 pages) Reflections I began reading this in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (יום השואה), Holocaust Remembrance day (April 7). It is a small endeavor to reconnect with humanity, and to personally acknowledge the solidarity due to all people in suffering and oppression. As I searched a bit, it […]

TED | Damon Horowitz calls for a “moral operating system”

April 7, 2013

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  Power. That is the word that comes to mind. We’re the new technologists. We have a lot of data, so we have a lot of power. How much power do we have? Scene from a movie: “Apocalypse Now” — great movie. We’ve got to get our hero, Captain Willard, to the mouth of the […]

The Medium Is The Message | Transcription

April 2, 2013

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(The following transcription is from all three parts of the “Monday Conference.”) Q: When you say the “medium is the message” does that leave any room at all for criticism of individual, say, television programs? MML: Or content. You see, it doesn’t much matter what you say on the telephone. The telephone as a service […]