As stated here in previous posts, terrorists claim that their main goal is to propagandize. With the misplaced help of global media which spread their messages for them, they do this effectively. Some are propelled by a death wish; and appear as randomly as quantum particles appear in quantum field theory. Others go on to […]
Recently I have read that the gravitational pull from dark matter is just that, simply gravitational pull without mass. One more puzzling item in the make-up of the universe, esp. because most matter is dark.
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s 2012 best seller, THE GRAND DESIGN, raises the question of whether postulating a multi-verse, or an infinity of universes, does not require bigger gulps of faith than belief in Intelligent Design. It is hard to discern how much of their book derives from the thought of Hawking, but Hawking has […]
The first episode of the TV program Supergirl was shown last evening, Nov.1,2015, Like many programs and films it sunk to the usual level of guns, weapons, and violence. Opportunity was missed to use “super-powers” to attack not people, but problems like global warming, migrations, terrorist and other wars and adversarial situations, further weather issues, […]
Belief in an afterlife, whether genuine belief or indoctrinated, may well have influenced behavior, expecting heavenly reward and the buying of such reward by paying for indulgence. Such was Luther’s position, whether fully, variously, or partly true.
Propaganda, Hitler, Goebbels, and Bicycles Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf, first published in 1925 and 1926, has become available globally on the Internet. Many feel that this “return of Hitler’s perilous voice from the grave” poses a great threat in this renewed era of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and terrorist propaganda. His voice is considered dangerous because it […]
Terrorists proclaim that they wage current wars mainly by propaganda and indoctrination rather than by physical violence. They insist that propaganda and indoctrination, both strategic and tactical, are the major weapons through which they will win their battles to control the Middle East and beyond. Propaganda, and therefore the media, have become their conveyor belts. […]
Finding God: by logic or the whole brain, by logic integrated with feeling? When we drive an automobile we do not drive by logic alone. If we need to swerve away from vehicles which are too close, we do so automatically, a wider brain working for us. The same is true when we swing a […]
Three-four differing and perhaps evolving approaches to life and spirituality: 1. Fundamentalist exclusivism: my belief or lack of belief, e.g. Christianity or agnosticism, is the only valid one. (Atheism is omitted here because it resembles belief more than lack of belief.) 2. Syncretistic lethargy: somehow everything is true, in spite of apparent contradictions. 3. a) […]