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6: Dietary Orthodoxies

The problem lies not in the intentions, nor in the dedication of individuals, but as so often in the history of science, from a limitation in the prevailing paradigm or model that governs and limits thinking in any given era.

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Dietary R/Evolution

The oldest, shortest words – “yes” and “no” – are those which require the most thought. – Pythagoras

Dangers of Administrative Absolutism

The power of the Administrative State in America is growing with each passing year, with each election cycle and especially with the election of more… 3,193 more words


Pacifism, Appeasement, and Doing the Right Thing

In my last post, I examined Michael Walzer’s treatment of the Problem of Dirty Hands with regards to how it works for soldiers.  In this post I want to examine some points in  Suzanne Dovi’s criticism of Walzer’s treatment. 1,027 more words

Dirty Hands

The Question of Truth

Scripture: John 18:28-40


“What is truth?”

When asking, “What is truth?” Pilate was asking what might have been the most important philosophical question in history. 614 more words


Mystery vs certainty

Spirituality and fundamentalism are at opposite ends of the cultural spectrum. Spirituality seeks a sensitive, contemplative relationship with the sacred and is able to sustain levels of uncertainty in its quest because respect for mystery is paramount.

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When The World Will End

When the grass is brown and hot and dry
and when the vapor hazes in the air
and when the leaves crunch under feet
because the sun refuses to lay off the heat… 150 more words