“This has ironically convinced me that the radical materials’ description of their own brains as malfunctioning meat robots is correct, at least as far as it applies to them.”
I am, however, a little leery of his description of atheists as spiritually autistic. It seems to bear negatively on autism.
The Golden Age is whenever you find it. More classics that I probably should try sometime.
This study-guide style worksheet for children’s Bible study strikes me as vaguely horrifying, a short cut to making it a drudgery. Imagine helping your child learn to love the Chronicles of Narnia by requiring them to fill out study questions. Hearty analysis of a worthwhile text rises naturally from the familiarity that comes from reading it repeatedly, because you want to. I don’t see how jump-starting that with homework is going to improve the process.
I’m always in favor of an article that points out that weird (that is, creepy) things should be avoided.
I’m not sure how this article on 70% faster tree growth jives with 15 years of no climate change. But it’s reassuring to know that what comes out of my car exhaust is actually fertilizer. (HT:pseudo-polymath)
I spoke a few weeks ago on church membership, and here’s an article on church membership and college. I’m not in college, but I bet there’s a way to apply these principles to the military.