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The Feeling of What Happens

The “Revelation” as described by St. John, though likely inspired through the use of hallucinogens (see The Mystery of Manna). The title for this post comes from a terrific book by the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, but I think it’s appropriate for a discussion on faith, feeling and reason. Francis Collins’ nomination as Director of the…

Declaration of Secularism

Inspired by the nation’s birthday, Larry Arnhart at Darwinian Conservatism has a few thoughts about the term “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” as it appears in the Declaration of Independence: That phrase provokes questions. Do the “Laws of Nature” depend on some religious belief in “Nature’s God”? Does “Nature’s God” suggest some…

Liberation Ecology

Sunrise on the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Vearl Brown / Creative Commons From the beginning our human family has been on a journey. Born together, in eastern Africa about 100,000 years ago, our ancestors migrated to distant points around the globe. Our family scattered, communication was cut off and, in most cases, we forgot about them…