A fascinating “Hidden Brain” podcast with obvious parallels to religious belief: Facts Aren’t Enough: The Psychology of False Beliefs (NPR)
Archive for July 2019
What is a Good Protestant?
One reason I used to be a Protestant Christian was to protest injustice and other nonsense both outside and inside […]
You Say, “God Says,” I Say
We hear it all the time: “God says!” My response: “Says You!” One famous evangelist always gives his “answer” to […]
Room for Shrooms
Countless varieties of these little things pushing their way up and out. What is hidden will be revealed, perhaps.
Pray for Them?
Yet another tragic event (this time in Kyoto, Japan) and people are twitching their twitter fingers with “Pray for them.” […]
Thomas Paine in Space
Paine in space? Not quite. But these powerful words from the first Latino NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang Diaz sound like Tom’s […]
Last Sunday, a youthful black bear climbed a walnut tree outside our windows, stretched out and took a long nap […]
Am I Anti-Religious?
Just to call yourself non-religious (secular, humanist, skeptic or atheist) seems to threaten some people who think self-identifying as a […]
Question of the Day: Noah
Maybe it’s all the water … the rains and floods … that got me thinking about this again. Here’s a […]