From PBS/NOVA: Is Free Will an Illusion?
Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer. I’ll still believe weird things but should I read this book anyway?
Whitney Houston’s last performance captured was a bit of “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” with Kelly Price. Houston was not much older than me. I’m not ready to go. I really need to be more aggressive in getting in shape and healthy.
Been thinking about… mythology. I suppose someday Christianity will be referred to as mythology much as we refer to stories of Zeus and Aphrodite as such. That’s something I never would have imagined saying a decade ago. Religious traditions that have grown over the last 4K years are a blip on the timeline of humanity. What is it that makes us think our beliefs are The Truth and every other set of narratives are not? I know, I know. Ego. I love mythology and allegories. I think they are useful and enjoyable. It’s when we put stock in them as anything more than stories, we seem to get into trouble.
How’s life in your world?