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Religion on the Rise?

Picked this on up in the NYT. Apparently, college students are becoming more religious.  Why? The article speculates on social issues and trends, such as the religious right both sending more kids on to college and that the RR has sparked religious discussion causing questioning. September 11th has also made ...

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A little compounded woo on the side turns deadly

Geoffrey Wiss is an emergency medicine doctor working for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Until recently, he also had a side business called “The Center for Integrative Medicine”. If you do a quick web search, you won’t find a website for that particular business, though there are a number of ...

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Virginia Tech

An opinion about politics, that is all I wrote about what happened at Virginia Tech. I was as guilty of my accusation yesterday as anyone else. But then, I have no idea what to say. “It is horrible and meaningless.” That goes without saying, doesn’t it? Hardly comforting. “Pray for ...

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Blacksburg

My opinion is simply that gun laws would never stop something like this. There is a law against murder too. I’m sure that is very reassuring to the families of the 33 people who have died. I think it is false and disingenuous of both sides to use this horrible ...

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The Last Mimsy

It is like biting into what you expect to be a scrumptious strawberry dipped in dark chocolate, only to discover it is cotton candy with supernatural, nauseatingly sweet powers. ET mashup with “What the BLEEP Do We Know?” They took a great science fiction classic, “Mimsy were the Borogoves” by Lewis ...

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Iraq: Stay

I haven’t read what Orson Scott Card had to say about recent developments until today. Let’s just say I’ve been sleeping, too frustrated with the incoming information, to eager in some cases to be thought well of by people who I like and even sleep with. My husband is swayed by anti-American ...

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The Misguided Pursuit of Parental Happiness

I like ID Crossroads. She’s smart, confident, and dedicated to her career in medicine, a field that I love. She recently posted about having or not having children. Some people said some stupid things about how having kids does not make people happy, and in fact, makes them feel less ...

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Meredith Emily June Ewart

            “Always have a good time and enjoy life to the fullest.” These were the words she wrote into a high school yearbook of a friend, and these are the words she lived by with grace and beauty. Her life began on June 25, 1972. She must have ...

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