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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.

Shaman US

/ Reading Notes / Wright, Robert: The Evolution of God (Understand: Shame on US is a domain I registered 27 or so years ago.) People pay the shaman to caste evil spirits from their sick child. People do the same … Continue reading

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Five Spirits

/ Cosmology / Anthropology, Religion / From Robert Wright, Evolution of God Linguist Albert Samuel Gatschet studied the Klamath language and culture. He identified five types of supernatural spirits. They apparently fill the quorum for gods, etc. Gatschet’s writings on the Klamath … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

/ Chat / Seasonal / Happy Easter! I loved Easter as a kid. The forsythia was in bloom! Broke as we were, Mom tried to get us new clothes. I loved the choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus. I was in … Continue reading

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Resurrection Blues

Cosmology / Religion / God / The gospels tell how on the third day Jesus rose again from the dead. The gospels further tell how Jesus appeared before his disciples. Even seeing his master Thomas doubted: and had to poke … Continue reading

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Aging Scrapbook

/ Stories / By Age / ’70s / Traffic I’ve been riding my bike nearly every day for a bit now, three miles, five miles … I’m embarrassed to report a mistake I just made: I was pedalling home through … Continue reading

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Truth versus Fact

/ Thinking Tools / Truth A TV viewer emailed an accusation: Texi Thompson, winning the major, had hit her ball from an incorrect position. The officials assessed her four stroked in penalties. Tumple, tumble out of the lead. Back in … Continue reading

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Fashion Puritan

/ Deschooling / Rants / Steven Johnson’s Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World just gave me an insight into why the world of the last five decades has refused to acknowledge my FLEX: my offered internet of 1970. FLEX … Continue reading

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