If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. Similarly, the fact that eyes exist suggests that […]
Stephen Hawking Proves That God Created the Universe(s)!
I continue to be a little confused by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s book, The Grand Design. Following from their work in this book Stephen Hawking uses their theories to explain why it’s possible for the universe to have begun spontaneously, created from nothing. From this basis Hawking postulates that being able to use the […]
“Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It all became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever […]
My Home Brewed World – The Big Question Part 2
Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. However, we can arrive at a much simpler view if we look at what it’s made of.. at the essence of the ingredients. Reinheitsgebot – The German (or Bavarian) Beer Purity Law of 1487 dictated that beer could only contain water, malted barley, and hops. The yeast that […]
The big question
OK. Maybe it’s not “The” big question. But it’s certainly one of them. “Who are you?” And it’s cousin… “Who am I?” I think that at some point in our lives everyone has to have been asked the former and asked themselves the latter. I certainly have. Rather often, in fact. In 1982 a move came […]
Learning to Listen
I didn’t grow up in an atmosphere where prayer was talked about much. It was expected that we did it as individuals, and we occasionally did it as a family, but there wasn’t much emphasis on it at all. In my church life as an adolescent prayer was mentioned often, but there were no instructions […]
The Data Says So … Doesn’t it?
The Data Says So … Doesn’t it? The paradox of alternate realities Be careful out there! It’s been a very long time since I slogged through my social statistics classes as an undergraduate Sociology major. But, one thing I learned that stuck with me is a simple truth. If you’re good with the math you […]
Quantum physics tells us that while we fell compelled to know absolutes, they will always elude us. Nature was designed to be unknowable.
There are sub-atomic particles that blink out of existence in one place, only to wink into existence in another without traversing a specific route between. They take the route we observe. Our conversations can be like these particles. They can take a route that is specific to the audience hearing the conversation. The conversation can […]
The Art of Disruption
An excerpt from Rob Bell’s Drops Like Stars… There’s a phrase we use when we’re describing something we consider new and unexpected. We say it’s “out of the box.” The problem with the phrase is that when something or someone is judged to be in or out of “the box”, it reveals that “the box” […]