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Category Archives: Revolutionary Thought
Bike riding is a lot like life. You spend a lot more time pulling yourself up hill than coasting down hill. So the key to happiness? Enjoy the climb!
You create your own breeze! Continue reading
Is it possible for Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist, to write an article about Mitt Romney without making a joke about him, as she describes it, “strapping his dog to the roof of his car”?
I drove behind a car today with a bumper sticker proclaiming “War is not the answer”. Well, doesn’t that depend on the question?
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Would it be immoral for a Christian to lack faith in Tim Tebow?
It was a confession, one that was perhaps more revealing than the confessor realized. Mark Leibovich, writing about Politico in The New York Times Magazine in April, felt the need to disclose that he had known Mike Allen, the subject … Continue reading
Answer = Himself Question = Who is Mark McGwire trying to deceive? It’s laughable, isn’t it. • He took steroids for “health reasons” • The drugs “didn’t help him” hit home runs • The “steroid era” made him do it … Continue reading
This year, for the first time, the Wimbledon Championship offered equal prize money to men and women, joining the U.S. Open more than 30 years after that tournament recognized the importance of equality between the sexes. Unfortunately, neither tournament has … Continue reading
As person, I’ve always been a contrarian. To quote Bruce Springsteen: when they said sit down I stood up. As a scientist, I’ve wedded my contrarian nature with a healthy dose of skepticism. When the majority of people in my … Continue reading