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koshersalaami commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Science isn’t inherently an opponent to religion. For one thing, science is not a series of conclusions, it’s a method of reaching those conclusions. There are plenty of scientists who are not atheists. Also, by and large the use of…"
Jun 1
Steel Breeze commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"if you ponder the "origin" and beyond,neither science or religion offer a reasonable theory...."
Jun 1
Rodney Roe commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Glad to find that Mumford was not a "Pubic intellectual". The fresco panel presented is powerful, but I wonder at the interpretation, because art is open to everyone to interpret and that is art’s attraction and its value.  The…"
Jun 1
Maui Surfer commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"I see no sign of you being passive aggressive whatsoever, that was my subjective observation of another's comment, sorry for any confusion on that. BPD- Borderline Personality Disorder --- welcome to the monkey house."
May 31
koshersalaami commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"I’m not sure I’d characterize Western history as a descent into barbarism. In terms of human rights we are way past where we used to be. We are far more egalitarian, far more democratic, far more tolerant. Not that we get to be…"
May 31
Robert Wolf commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Maui Surfer: What is BPD?  and how am I being passive aggressive?"
May 31
Robert Wolf commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
""Fantasy to think Theism grants unity."    You do not qualify "unity." Without stating it, you're implying I made the claim that theism grants absolute unity. There's no such thing, as you know. What I…"
May 31
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Maui Surfer commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Oh, and enjoy the welcome-wagon Mr. Wolf, we'd drop some brownies by your front door if this digital hood would allow, not the special kind though. Freud may have had some opines on passive aggressiveness and BPD as well."
May 31
Robert Wolf commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Be my guest, but make sure my name's on the leaflet. Thanks!"
May 31
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Fantasy to think Theism grants unity...medieval and early modern Europe is proof enough...and just as an example, a small one, the Hugenots ravaged the French Church every bit if not far more devastatingly and viciously than has ISIS has Islam."
May 31
Maui Surfer commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Science has proved a lot of things that, depending on your POV can be spiritual. How can one thing be two places at the same time? It can. How can "waves of energy" be measured before cataclysmic events? When we pass on, we know the energy…"
May 31
J.P. Hart commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"Like a lemon drop martini with Janis Joplin in Saginaw! Like custard in the ghetto, 'ol chap! Like Neil Young when the lights came back on & the band closed: Watch Tower. Far & away the best essay I've read on forums such as this…"
May 31
Robert Wolf commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"I did not intend to insult you. If you think about that sentence, I'll bet you'd agree with me."
May 31
Safe Bet's Amy commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
""I am not objecting to science but "scientism," the belief that everything can be explained through science. That is a huge problem, besides being just plain dumb." That is only "true" (which its not, IMO) if you…"
May 31
Robert Wolf commented on Robert Wolf's blog post Gods of the Modern World
"I am currently writing a long examination of the history of western culture, Flight from the Center. In essence, it is an examination of the ideas and techniques that Western man adopted over many centuries that led us to our descent into …"
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I am a writer and painter focusing on the American Scene. In 1991 I estabished Free River Press, a nonprofit publishing house to document life in America by publishing stories written in writing workshops that I conduct by people without literary ambition I write fiction and nonfiction, plays and poetry. .
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Gods of the Modern World

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 7:00am 18 Comments

Gods of the Modern World

“Gods of the Modern World” is one panel in a fresco, The Epic of American Civilization, painted by Jose Clemente Orozco for the Baker Library at Dartmouth. The panel is a…

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If Descartes Had a Wife

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 8:30am 9 Comments

“And another thing,” said Madame Descartes, who was in a bad mood.

Monsieur Descartes was reading a book while drinking his morning coffee. It was Saturday and he was trying to concentrate. 

“You’ve thrown bird seed all over my garden.”

Monsieur Descartes did not look up. He had heard that complaint before.

“Every year, guess who has to clean that mess up? ME! I…

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Regionalism: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

E. F. Schumacher gave us a great gift with his collection of essays, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. His book influenced many who pondered the interlocking questions of poverty, industrial production, and appropriate technology. Among other things, it proposed that the migration of people from rural areas to large cities could be slackened or halted by creating appropriately sized industry within rural regions.

He addressed the…

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At 8:55pm on January 3, 2017, marilyn sands said…

Welcome Robert!  Nonprofit publishing house - you'd be right at home!  ha ha

 
 
 

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