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Weekend science, religion, and etc. reading list

August 28, 2015

A longer list this weekend to make up for my lame non-blogging. In my defense I’ve been going through a job transition.

  1. My close friend and frequent commenter Victor on what you learn in Religion 101.
  2. Rod Dreher on faith-based physicists. I somehow suspect my string theorist friends would disagree.
  3. A Dan Kahan-Will Gervais throwdown.
  4. John Corvino on the race-gay rights analogy. In light of my last post, his last paragraph made me think: “How pervasive or intractable does discrimination need to be before we should invoke the long arm of the law to solve it? I don’t have a simple formula for answering that question. I’m wary of those who do.” I realize now I was probably too strong. I will reflect on it.
  5. Via Gracy Olmstead’s Twitter feed, a fascinating piece on elite homeschoolers in Boston.
  6. Also via Gracy, Utah’s innovative approach to homelessness.
  7. A thought-provoking quote on arranged marriages, from another long-time reader and commenter. Found it interesting since my parents and all my Indian friends’ parents had arranged marriages. Click through to the full post.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2015 9:27 am

    Thanks for the link to Religion 101. What Victor does not have on his list is a teaching that self-righteousness is always absurd. A lesson he should learn.

    • August 30, 2015 8:29 pm

      Hi Walt. Thanks for your comment. But please remember by comments policy: be nice. Your last sentence is uncalled for. The next time a similar comment will be deleted. Thanks!

    • September 16, 2015 7:11 am

      Hi, Walt. I’m happy to engage and talk civilly. And I love feedback and discussion. So if you have some comments or questions, I’m happy to respond.

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