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Split The Log, There I Am Not
2023-09-07 14:00
 A year and a month ago, on vacation, I saw a lightning-split tree trunk, a ponderosa, with what appeared to be a bud of new growth in the stump portion of the trunk still rooted. (The… Read More
2023-08-10 14:37
You can't go wrong when doing a mash-up of famous Shakespearean phrases (for $1,000, Alex) and amateur philosophical scrivening, can you? At least not in my book.So, we're taking off from a… Read More
2023-07-27 14:36
 Multiple comments on this question post about "The Woman Taken in Adultery" pericope are wrong, based on the text-critical issue (along with narrative and redaction criticism issues) o… Read More
2023-07-20 14:33
 "Nones," as many of my readers likely know, is the common current sociology of religion term to agglomerate all people who are not religious, from "spiritual but not religious" through… Read More
2023-07-13 14:00
 As on my main blog, I do a roundup of popular posts. But, since I don't blog here as often, I do this on a quarterly, not monthly, basis. As there, not all these may have been written… Read More
2023-06-29 14:44
 At the Atlantic, Kieran Setiya reviews what is billed as the first full-length bio of Plato, and a new English translation of a relatively recent bio of Diogenes.I agree at least in pa… Read More
2023-06-22 14:00
 I know philosopher friend and Heidegger lover Brett Welch has heard the basics of Martin Heidegger's antisemitism before, but the LA Review of Books has more on how his son and literar… Read More
2023-06-10 15:51
 Here's an interesting one. From what I've read of his comments, Dr. Wonderful is NOT a fundagelical or close. He's a liberal Xn who takes much of biblical theology "non-literally." He'… Read More
2023-06-01 14:00
At the Catholic school that's part of my newspaper beat, the homily for the graduation mass before commencement (the parish has a K-12 school) was focused on the readings of Acts 23, Paul's… Read More
2023-04-22 14:00
Actually, per a very good piece by the Texas Observer, and previously unknown to me, it's ultimately "woe" in the singular — and that's union busting.The Observer names names, and link… Read More
Only Sky Gets More Shit Wrong
2023-04-20 13:58
I wrote, 14 months ago, about how the Atheist Patheos site had gotten a lot of shit wrong in its first month. I debated about going back there again, with subscription screens and donation s… Read More
2023-04-13 13:35
 Tis true that Christianity, in both fundagelical and more liberal versions within Protestantism (and parallels within Catholicism) in the United States has shown itself more resilient… Read More
2023-04-01 16:14
 This is not an April Fool's joke. Basil is missing from Bon Appetit's list of 20 essential spices. It doesn't even hit the honorary mentions at bottom, where rosemary sneaks in.Beyond… Read More
2023-02-28 18:12
 Been a long time since I've done a cleanup on that.Some, like John Horgan's old Cross-Check, Massimo's previous blogging incarnation and Skeptic's Dictionary, though not current, are s… Read More
2023-02-25 17:43
 Over at my main blog, I have Skeptophilia, a blog by Gordon Bonnet, on my blogroll. It's generally good stuff, but at times, more than once, I've wondered how skeptical he is on some t… Read More
2023-01-15 06:18
If you missed it, I blogged last year about the Dallas/Denton NPR station taking over management of WRR, the classical radio station for the area, owned by the city of Dallas, and also Texas… Read More
2023-01-10 15:00
 Thanks to a library card at the nearest large library, I smashed my Goodreads reading challenge with room to spare. Take a look at what was on my list. I re-read one hugely formative… Read More
2023-01-07 16:00
 A quarterly roundup of the most read blog posts of the past three months. Not all were new to the past three months.No. 1, "Libertarian pseudoskeptical pseudoscience," about Brian Dun… Read More
2022-12-31 16:30
 A quarterly roundup of the most read blog posts of the past three months. Not all were new to the past three months.No. 1, "Libertarian pseudoskeptical pseudoscience," about Brian Dunn… Read More
2022-11-19 20:53
Unlike Massimo Pigliucci, with some good encomia here, I didn't know Ken in person.Unlike Massimo on the flip side, though, growing up in the Four Corners and deepening my interest in the wo… Read More
2022-07-07 14:00
 This isn't like the main blog, where I do a monthly roundup. I don't post that often here.But, I did decide to start doing a quarterly roundup, so, here's the most-read blog posts of A… Read More
2022-06-30 14:00
 If there really are "no Buddhas and no teachings," then why didn't Subhuti just leave after Chapter 8 of the Diamond Sutra? And no, Stephen Batchelor, Robert Wright, Thich Nhat Ha… Read More
2022-06-23 14:04
 This is NOT the rise of the "Nones," which seems to have plateaued during COVID, anyway.And, this is just a Gallup poll, not a full Pew Research study. BUT?It's definitely interes… Read More
2022-06-02 14:00
 As regular readers here know, I sometimes blog about art, classical music and literature (like poetry) as well as philosophy and critical religion.I'm not a big movies buff, but I do h… Read More
2022-05-26 14:00
 This is an expanded review of Francesca Stavrakopoulou's "God: An Anatomy."God: An Anatomy by Francesca StavrakopoulouMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis was a great book in many ways, but a n… Read More
2022-05-05 14:00
 As I said when posting the link to this review of Daniel Wegner's book by that name to Massimo Pigliucci's Facebook group, for people who want to really understand where I stand on vol… Read More
2022-04-07 14:00
 Unlike at my primary blog, I don't post here enough to do a roundup of top blogging, by readership, monthly.Quarterly, though, yes.So, let's dive in. (Note: Not all blog posts may be f… Read More
2022-02-17 15:00
 At one time, what seems eons ago, the Jesus Seminar did great stuff. The work of John Kloppenborg et al on Q, including its reconstruction, likely early forms, etc., was fantastic.Afte… Read More
2022-02-10 15:00
"Tosh" is my British English, thought-out answer to a clickbaity piece at 3 Quarks Daily that leaves me with not so high regard for its author and the seemingly impoverished view of what hum… Read More
2022-02-05 16:30
And, I'm here to gloat.OnlySky Media was founded by the atheist contingent formerly at Patheos after Patheos essentially said, they say, that they had to be nice to theists.So, they formed t… Read More
2022-02-03 21:54
From Mondoweiss, late last year.It's not just that he remains excommunicated by the Amsterdam synagogue that booted him (and he does), but that a modern Spinoza scholar is also persona non g… Read More
2022-01-15 17:10
 Not all posts are from the past year, but these were the most popular by readership in the past year.No. 1? Remains my calling out of Anthony Fauci for telling Platonic noble lies abou… Read More

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