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Babylonian Lessons for Modern-Day Humans

British author and preeminent evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins weighed in recently with another one of his thoughtful tweets, which prompted some ruminating on my part about humanity and our discursive, rather convoluted history as a species. Did someone invent the … Continue reading

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The Freedom Afforded by Our Exoskeleton

I’ve pointed out in earlier essays how the dense network that we humans have constructed over ages — a contrivance I’ve come to call the Networked Human Exoskeleton (NHE) — has conferred on our species immense, almost unfathomable intellectual, technological … Continue reading

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Network Binding and the Course of Human History

The naysayers among us may be right: We Homo sapiens may indeed be on the verge of destroying our planet and ourselves over the long run, but we remain singular creatures, at least, in one sense. Unlike every previous hominin … Continue reading

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The Embedded God: A Personal Theology

Introduction Our views of faith and transcendence are undergoing rapid and radical change I was reminded of that recently watching an interview with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, one of history’s most celebrated and gifted aviators and explorers … Continue reading

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The Solvents of Faith

I have to say that I found Rod Dreher’s recent musings on the disillusionment with and abandonment of Catholicism by his friend, Tommy Tucker, not only perceptive but also deeply moving and even prescient reading. Indeed, it served as a … Continue reading

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Curators of Our Lifetime Journeys: A New Form of Spirituality?

The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with the writings of a British religious philosopher named Don Cupitt. An ordained Anglican priest, Cupitt was once known as a theologian, but following his drift away from conventional Christianity, he now … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and the Decline of Christianity

I read with great interest this morning that the great evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has warned Europe, the cradle of both Christendom and Western Civilization, not to abandon Christianity wholesale. As Dawkins sees it, Christianity, compared with Islam, … Continue reading

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