Archive for February, 2014

Lost and Found

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

In a post On Returning the Lost | Talking Philosophy, philosopher Mike LaBossiere raises the question as to whether his habit of returning found wallets without removing the money is abnormal. I should hope not! but in fact one commenter confessed to the opposite practice (which I'm afraid drew me in to a rather heated […]

Robert Reich Nails It

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

In a post about the recent WhatsApp sale, Robert Reich points out what was obvious to everyone when I was a teenager (more than half a century ago!) - namely that the needs of billions can be provided for by hundreds and so that if it weren't for the massive arrogation of communal goods by […]

Reflections of a Catholic Scientist

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Robert Kurland who self-describes as a "Retired, cranky, old physicist.Convert to Catholicism in 1995."responded to a comment I made on an earlier post about his path to religion. My comment on his latest post was as follows: Thanks Bob for responding -and for helping me in my (still ongoing) effort to gain a better understanding […]