“Every day we wake up and decide to build a world together.”
I sometimes remark that in another life I would have been a captain of a ship. Other than the human mind, nothing has been more mysterious to humans than the sea. Yet sailors made scrimshaws from the bones of the ancient mammals they fought with on the vast expanses of water. I love to feel small. I love to enjoy my own limitations. I only find interesting questions and challenges in those borderlands. On my blog Scrimshaw Collection, I share essays which serve as dispatches which I’ve sent back to the mainland. Perhaps they will spark a desire for adventure in you too.
The Globe and Mail ran an article today reporting that Vancouver public schools have eliminated their math and science honors programs (apparently the English honors programs were already removed years ago). This latest round of cuts has been portrayed by the school district as a move towards furthering equity and inclusion within Vancouver’s public schools. … Continue reading Lowering the bar in Vancouver public schools
Anyone purporting to offer salvation needs to begin by demonstrating the problem for which they claim to provide the solution. This requires a “fall” narrative of some kind. The Bible’s language presents two parallel streams of thought in tension — legal and metaphysical – to describe this corruption and its transmission. Scripture’s legal perspective emphasizes … Continue reading Epigenetics and Original Sin: A Proposal for Further Research
Every social arrangement pays a price to receive a corresponding benefit. For instance, democracy chooses to forego the benefits of centralized planning and swift collective action in favor of each citizen enjoying a say in the government’s policies. It takes a long time for everyone to weigh in on a matter, and since there are … Continue reading Diversity and the demand for bureaucracy
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