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“There is still much that is fair…”

Posted in Misc on Dec 5, 2023 | No Comments Yet

Haldir gives advice to anyone who seeks hope or consolation in a world that can sometimes feel unwelcoming.

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Is Science Always Subject to Revision?

Posted in Science on Jan 13, 2020 | No Comments Yet

Isaac Asimov addresses a misconception of what it means that scientific knowledge is always subject to revision.

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Boyd K. Packer: Prepare for a Long Life

Posted in Religion on Nov 15, 2019 | No Comments Yet

A couple of statements from Elder Packer encouraging youth to shun worries about the end of the world.

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How Pashtuns Treat Refugees

Posted in Religion on Mar 6, 2019 | No Comments Yet

Learning about the astonishing generosity of Pashtun people towards refugees puts the United States to shame.

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Leveling Up – A Priesthood Analogy for Deacons

Posted in Religion on Dec 30, 2018 | No Comments Yet

Comparing priesthood ordination with “leveling up” a character in a video game is a fun little way to frame priesthood ordination for incoming deacons.

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What is Spanish? A linguist’s perspective

Posted in Misc on Jul 17, 2018 | No Comments Yet

Linguist John McWhorter explaining why trying to create “tidy categories” of languages isn’t a good way of understanding how they work in reality. He uses Spanish and its many variants and related languages as an example.

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Young Trevor Noah on God’s Will

Posted in Religion on Aug 5, 2017 | No Comments Yet

Trevor Noah shares a harrowing experience from his childhood in South Africa and disputes with his mother the role God’s will played in the event.

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What Research Shows About How Selfish We Are

Posted in Science on Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments Yet

Free market capitalism often assumes a high degree of selfishness, and competing systems, such as socialism, often assume a degree of cooperation. But what does the research show?

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Antonio Banderas Speaks Out on the Need for Latino Unity and How the U.S. Facilitates It

Posted in Misc, Politics on Mar 26, 2016 | No Comments Yet

Antonio Banderas received a Platino Award last year in a ceremony in Marbella, Spain. The actor took the chance to call for more Latino unity across Spanish-speaking countries as well as to recognize that the United States is where he has ironically seen the Latino best come together.

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Moses Never Encountered Another Primate

Posted in Religion, Science on Feb 19, 2016 | No Comments Yet

Yet another snippet from primatologist Frans de Waal’s book, in which he offers an interesting hypothesis about why some religious traditions struggle with the theory of evolution.

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