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Hugh Thomson at the Galle Literary Festival 2016

This article appeared in the Sunday Island on 22 November 2015

It’s not about the quality of the journey; it’s the quality of the writing. 1,368 more words

Sunday Island

If you find yourself in a book...take it seriously.

Following on from my last post where I recommended that required reading for all but those satisfactorily numbed by existence was, Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death, I have lingered, once again, on this electrifying feat of intelligence and what it means to me and the life I now lead as a solitary, avid reader and writer. 2,472 more words

The problems with Big History and turning science into myth

Lisa Sideris, Indiana University, Bloomington

In 2002, a conservative Christian pastor named Michael Dowd and his science writer wife, Connie Barlow, quit their jobs, sold their possessions, and purchased a van they decorated with symbols of a… 1,477 more words


A Happy Atheist Challenges The Angry Atheists With The Difference Between A Fact And A Value

I have read several articles by John Gray and enjoy his writing and insight. I know when an author is connecting with something important to me because I talk out loud while I am reading it. 1,014 more words


Yet More "Big Atheism" Douchebaggery

Who drugged Sam Harris’ water?

Given a choice between Noam Chomsky and Ben Carson, in terms of the totality of their understanding of what’s happening now in the world, I’d vote for Ben Carson every time.

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Number 5: Richard Dawkins’ Net Worth

Since the year is winding down, I think I will repost the top 5 most popular blog entries from 2015.  The first one was entitled, “Richard Dawkins’ Net Worth” and was posted on January 29, 2015.   662 more words

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