Yearly Archives: 2016

Wrong Choices

Not that many years ago Country X was considered by its neighbors, and indeed the rest of the world, as a great success. Nobody around was powerful enough to challenge its armed forces, its economy was strong and growing, and … Continue reading

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A Problem of Perception

A report from Al Monitor has an official Iranian spokesman giving its friends in the Iraqi Kurdish KDP hell over reports that some Iranian Kurds are fighting ISIS alongside them in the Mosul area. Sounds familiar to me. The Iranians … Continue reading

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Do You or Don’t You Believe in God? No Big Deal

Do you believe in God? This question poses a a gap between the humanists and the believers in traditional faiths that has often been assumed unbridgeable. In fact, if you look at it carefully, it isn’t, or at least it … Continue reading

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Letter in a bottle

A voice from the future about Trump. Continue reading

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Can Trump Win?

There is a significant likelihood that if Bernie runs he will win, and a significant chance that if Hillary runs, she won’t. Continue reading

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Inshallah

Inshallah, like “No Problem”, has lost all meaning, and is no more a ststement of faith than a comma or period. Continue reading

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Disestablishmentarianism

Let’s look at what Sanders and Trump agree on, and Hillary opposes, and speculate whether they could usefully collaborate in the next election. Continue reading

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So What Has God Done for Me, Lately?

We’d be better off if we didn’t have God sitting at our elbow telling us what to do, and the world would be a lot better off. Continue reading

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Trust

My “Short History of Evolution”, published by AHA last year, included discussion of a singularly important milestone in the long march of our species toward civilization as we know it. That breakthrough occurred about nine or ten thousand years ago … Continue reading

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