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FRAMING JESUS May 11, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Philosophy, Social Environment.
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Jesus of Nazareth has an extraordinary story. The same is true of Buddha. Both narratives have been enhanced by mythical constructs, but that is the nature of story telling. The historical case for Buddha seems to have been better established.
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ILLUSIONS OF DEMOCRACY March 14, 2012

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Albert Einstein wrote of the illusion of consciousness referring, at least in part,to our cultural disconnect from nature.
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THE SCALE OF THINGS February 10, 2012

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We might not be able to comprehend infinity, although at least 78 million light years might well be infinity for practical purposes, although it has a beginning and an end, and measures across the Galaxy.
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PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS February 7, 2012

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The other day I commented on Catallaxy. Judith Sloan’s daugther had sent her a cartoon that she thought may be of interest to readers.
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A CRISIS OF GOVERNANCE? September 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace, Philosophy.
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Following last Friday when Australian stocks lost 70 billion dollars  in market value and the value of the dollar dropped below that of the US dollar, Ian Verrender wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald:
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BURNING THE QUR’AN September 10, 2010

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The appeals to abandon the proposed burning of the Qur’an of the President of the United States and others, including the President of Indonesia, are falling on deaf ears.
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GOD AND THE UNIVERSE September 3, 2010

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Allowing that the Universe may be an easier concept to understand, it seems that God did not have a hand in the Big Bang.
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THE 234TH July 5, 2010

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If I am right about this, today marked the 234th anniversary of The Declaration of Independence of the thirteen colonies that were to form the United States of America.
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GLENN BECK AUTHOR June 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general, Duckspeak, Philosophy.
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How does it happen that ideas that otherwise be considered laughable, if not psychotic, can gain currency and get to be implemented?
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THE END OF DEREGULATION IDEOLOGY? May 12, 2010

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Hope springs eternal. As James Madison observed, “If men were angels, government would not be necessary”. In this view regulation is the business of government. Corporate government has other priorities.
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CAPITALISM IS UNCHRISTIAN? October 12, 2009

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I am so ignorant about these matters of theology that I had not realized that Catholics were Christians.
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LIVING IN HISTORY? October 4, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Philosophy, Social Environment.
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I know our forebears happened upon these Antipodean shores in chains, as economic refugees, or economic opportunists who saw and craved land, or for whatever other reasons the winds of history had sent.
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“THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN” September 28, 2009

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Leonard Cohen is still giving live performances. Now a septuagnarian performer his songs have sometimes had a dark underlining. He in recent days performed at the Gamut Ran Football Stadium in Israel.
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PERILS OF DEMOCRACY August 30, 2009

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We have all been entertained by the “tea parties” held in town halls exemplifying the US version of America and American Democracy. So what is wrong with a little astro-turf public relations organizing by people acting against their own self interests?
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UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTALISM May 15, 2009

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As human beings, despite our species intelligence that gives us the blessing and the curse of language, we are sometimes too prone to the allure of simplicity and certainty.
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A TALE OF TWO MURDERS May 5, 2009

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Now it is possible to scan across borders and across jurisdictions. Sometimes interesting contrasts emerge.
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QUANTUM CHEMISTRY April 24, 2009

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I had heard of ionic and covalent chemical bonds, but not quantum chemistry. Another form of chemical bond was predicted by Enrico Fermi, and now it seems that its existence has been realized.
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TOM PETERS’ CREDO April 12, 2009

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Tom Peters is a business guru. The term is used respectfully. A friend challenged him to crystallize his philosophy of business.
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AN EPISTEMOLOGY April 12, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience, Philosophy.
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How do we know anything? What is the evidence that we are knowing beings?
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CREDIBLE NARRATIVES July 22, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment, Peace, Philosophy.
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“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”, but I have to believe that a small understanding is better than none at all. The other extreme is to be so immersed in the story detail as to have lost the way out of the forest. You get that a lot of that here, but bear in mind that I know nothing about theologies, and that is unlikely to change. However, since “El Papa” graced us with his presence last week, and since this week we will are well on the way to forgetting about it, I thought in the contrary way, I might now reflect on these matters in general.
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