Do we live in the area of information overload? Turns out we have been doing that at the least since the time of Socrates. The real problem, argues this article, isn’t too much information, but the lack of a paradigm to sort it out and extract meaning from it.
Do Christians and Muslims (and Jews, for that matter) worship the same God? I seriously don’t have a bone in this fight, but it does highlight interesting things about theology and belief.
Roy Scranton argues that we (meaning, civilization as we know it) are doomed. And the best thing to do is to take a page from Nietzsche’s positive philosophical project.
30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats want to bomb the (non-existent) city of Agrabah, where Disney’s Aladdin lives. Perhaps more problematically, 80% of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA.”
A very sobering history of American anger and xenophobia. It was there from the beginning, it’s as American as Apple Pie.