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Posts Tagged ‘good and evil’

Sex and Food

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

“If anyone says that sex, in itself, is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. But, of course, when people say, ‘Sex is nothing to be ashamed of,’ they may mean ‘the state into which the sexual instinct has now got is nothing to be ashamed of’. If they mean that, I think they are wrong. […]


Friday, May 31st, 2013

I’m almost finished with my exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins. The penultimate sin is Envy, which is the sin of envying other people. If Wrath is about allowing a natural visceral emotion to become so uncontrolled that it leads to obvious sins like murder, Envy is about an emotion that is perverse from the […]

Horrible Henry

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

I had to pull out yards of wool again last night when I realized that Horrible Henry once again had errors. It’s a simple pattern — k2 slip2– but it starts at a different point in each row so as to create the lovely herringbone, and it’s incredibly easy to get off track, at which […]

Right, Wrong, and Math

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

#1 son came over for dinner last night (Beer Braised Chicken and Mushrooms with noodles, broccoli, and apple compote) and we got into a discussion of Right and Wrong. He feels that choices may be right or wrong depending on the circumstances. Each individual and every moment is so different, he feels, that it is […]


Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While sleeping in till 6:30 makes me feel like my normal self, getting up at 4:00, going back to bed at 5:00, and sleeping till 7:00 makes me feel even worse than the usual sleep deprived state. That was my obligatory whine about how tired I am. I had a good week, though. Too many […]

Evil and Cookies

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Once again The Evil Mad Scientist is making cookies. The Evil Mad Scientist charmed me a couple of years ago with Fractal Cookies and now has made cookies reflecting 2D projections of 3D probability density maps of hydrogen atoms. I got a kick out of the comments on the cookie press disks (“All of them […]

Moral Absolutism vs. Moral Relativism

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Canadian National has brought up some points about good and evil. I haven’t written about good and evil for a while, so I’m thinking we need a bit of a recap. Popular positions on good and evil include the following: Moral Absolutism: there is an objective standard of right and wrong, which we merely discover, […]

Creation and Evolution

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

It happens that I have found myself recently involved in discussions of, and in thinking about, creation and evolution. This is a little surprising to me because it is essentially a settled question for me, and for most of the people I know. However, #1 daughter and I are reading Richard Dawkins together, and my […]

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