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Honest To God | Notes

April 15, 2017

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John Arthur Thomas (A.T.) Robinson. Honest To God. Westminster, SCM Press, 1963. (143 pages) NTWright Page’s Doubts About Doubt; Not Nearly Radical Enough: The Irony of John Robinson’s ‘Honest to God’ by Geoff Thompson; BBC News: When did people stop thinking God lives on a cloud?; NYTimes Obituary; Preface I believe we are being called, over the years ahead, […]

The Big Picture | Notes & Critical Review

February 13, 2017

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Sean Carroll. The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Dutton, 2016. (470 pages) Prologue We have two goals in front of us. One is to explain the story of our universe and why we think it’s true, the big picture as we currently understand it. (3) The other goal […]

The Accidental Universe | Notes & Review

November 21, 2016

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Alan Lightman. The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew. Vintage Books, 2013. (157 pages) Boston Globe review by Emily Rapp; Harper’s Magazine, by Trevor Quirk; Harper’s Magazine, by Alan Lightman; Salon by Laura Miller; New York Journal of Books by Richard Cytowic. Preface The mind is certainly its own cosmos. As Milton wrote […]

TED | Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?

September 1, 2014

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Why does the universe exist? Why is there — Okay. Okay. (Laughter) This is a cosmic mystery. Be solemn. Why is there a world, why are we in it, and why is there something rather than nothing at all? I mean, this is the super ultimate “why” question? 0:30 So I’m going to talk about […]

TED | Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

June 26, 2014

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Every day we face issues like climate change or the safety of vaccines where we have to answer questions whose answers rely heavily on scientific information. Scientists tell us that the world is warming. Scientists tell us that vaccines are safe. But how do we know if they are right? Why should be believe the […]

God of the Gaps? Yes. | A Critique of Christian Apologetics

May 27, 2014

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This video got sent to my inbox today. You can visit the original posting here. Are Christians guilty of arbitrarily suggesting a “God of the gaps” when they argue that God created the universe? Or are atheists guilty of “science of the gaps”? The greatest cause? Brennan Manning is known for the following quote, The […]

TED | David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

April 18, 2014

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So I’ve been thinking about the difference between the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you put on your résumé, which are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that get mentioned in the eulogy, which are deeper: who are you, in your […]