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The Minority Retort

At a funeral a few years ago, I had a memorable conversation with one of Geoffrey’s brothers. He is the in-laws family scholar, a PhD, with degrees in philosophy (Catholic) and law (yup – Catholic).  He is also extremely conservative, has a large family of children, who are home-schooled and then enrolled at a local Catholic college — all of them, […]

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Cherchez la faim

There is so little time to do anything frivolous these days.  One thing I miss is listening to NPR.  When I visit my relatives in North Carolina, I stay with Annabelle’s parents, two college professors to whom I am related on my mother’s side. They have two big-screen TVs but those are disconnected most of […]

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Let’s put brain cells on this

The new IPCC report on climate change is due out in September.  This week the maintstream media shared a preview of its findings, which will also be found on its homepage.  You can read this Politico summary right now. I don’t need to say too much about the issue of climate change itself.  It is […]

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The burgermeister

This weekend, I saw a news segment on the discovery of a method for creating ground meat in vitro.  It struck me as a promising solution to one of our biggest environmental and humanitarian problems: raising and slaughtering livestock for consumption. As the article below states Scientists are hoping the development will meet the growing […]

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