Evolution of Religion

Evolution of Religion

The evolution of religion, from sacrifice to mercy ...

Mimetic Desire

Mimetic Desire

Human beings learn everything, including our desires, through imitation. ...



Friends can become rivals for the things they learn to value from others. ...

A God Torn to Pieces: Good Friday, Nietzsche, and Sacrifice

Friedrich Nietzsche is a favorite whipping boy among Christians. It’s difficult to blame my fellow Christians for this. After all, Nietzsche is known for many provocative anti-Christian statements, but his most provocative statement might be that “God is dead.” And yet, in his latest book A God Torn to Pieces more ...

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The Spirituality of Wit

“I know all about life and death.” Prof. Vivian Bearing, in Wit by Margaret Edson If you think contemplating death is depressing, be prepared to be surprised by AstonRep Theater Company’s production of the acclaimed Pulitzer prize-winning drama, Wit, by Margaret Edson. AstonRep’s forte is taking successful ma more ...

April 15, 2014 (0) comments

We Don’t Want You to Swim in the River

by Kathy Kelly April 14, 2014 In early April, 2014, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.”  So far, the U.S. military has spent $240 million developing the railgu more ...

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