Paul Blakely took special exception to the spread of scientific charity, and especially to its implicit – and frequently explicit – denigration of more traditional forms of almsgiving. As he put it, in the past we had given, without the benefit of careful investigation, to those persons we deemed especially needy. If our money had…Details
There are a few quotes that give me serious pause when I see them – and not in a good way. Let me explain what you sound like when you use them… “Privilege” There are some beliefs so stupid that only academics and the college brainwashed educated can justify them. “Privilege” is a lazy generalization…Details
We cannot decide what is good, but let us give it to our children.
“The idea that ‘being in love’ is the only reason for remaining married really leaves no room for marriage as a contract or promise at all. If love is the whole thing, then the promise can add nothing; and if it adds nothing, then it should not be made. The curious thing is that lovers…Details
No doubt the fourth dimension, properly speaking, is not all something analogous to height, width, or depth, such as geometers understand these 3 dimensions. It is another thing much more complex, much more abstract, which would not be able to be defined in any manner in our present language. Let us suppose … that it…Details
“When we reflect, ruminate, reminisce, muse and imagine, generally we revert to the visual mode. But in order to perform the brain’s highest function, abstract thinking, we abandon the use of images and are able to carry on without resorting to them. It is with great precision that we call this type of thinking, “abstract.”…Details