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The Sad Little Fact | Reflections

December 25, 2019


Jonah Winter. The Sad Little Fact. Schwartz& Wade Books, 2019. “Some people chose to ignore the facts, turning their backs and walking away in a huff. But for those with minds to think and a nee to know the truth, the facts could not be denied.” REFLECTIONS There are these moments in life when the intersection […]

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Keynote Address at ADL’s 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate | Transcript, Highlights, and Reflections

November 26, 2019


  TRANSCRIPT & HIGHLIGHTS Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words. Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry. And to be clear, when I say “racism, hate and bigotry” I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles. Now, I realize that some of you […]

The Late Birth of a Flat Earth | Article

October 10, 2019


I was recently in a lecture where the mythology of a flat-earth belief was referenced as being supported by and a buttress for religious dogma. I’m continuously amazed at how this mythology persists, and this post is my contribution at dispelling that myth with truthful knowledge. For more on Gould’s philosophy of science and faith, […]

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

July 1, 2019


Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world. REVIEW In recent times, I feel that I’ve been doing my most […]

Justice | Reflections & Notes

May 29, 2019


Michael Sandel. Justice: What Is The Right Thing To Do? Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (308 pages);; REFLECTIONS While many of my religious compatriots would balk at this, I have been considering the argument for “objective morality” to be fallacious for quite some time. More on that can be explicated later, but suffice it to say […]

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

January 18, 2019


I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16, 1991. I was about to become a father for the first time. My wife, Shen-Ling, […]

The Myth of Certainty | Reflections & Notes

January 9, 2019


Daniel Taylor. The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian & The Risk of Commitment. InterVarsity Press, 1992. (158 pages) MYTH-excerpt-pdfs-copy REFLECTIONS There is no other book I’ve read that has captured my spiritual journey and process as clearly as this one. I have long eschewed perennially identifying with titles such as “Evangelical,” “Christian,” or even “Spiritual.” […]