Happy Birthday, Will

William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, England died on April 23, 1616. According to tradition, April 23 was also the date of his birth. Thou art a Monument, without a tomb, And art alive still, while thy Book doth live, And we have wits to read, and praise to give. When Ben Jonson wrote that, I don’t […]

The Human Soul

Back in the Middle Ages when there was just one official Church, all Christians were obligated to hold the same views on the matter of the human soul. Inhabitants of the 21st century have considerably more options. Here are some modern views of the human soul according to some of the major religions: Judaism The […]

The Trinity and the Nature of Christ in Modern Christian Belief

In theological terms, the word Trinity refers to the existence of God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The mainstream Christian position is that God is three divine persons who are co-equal, co-eternal, and of the same being. Each person is distinct, but at the same time, each person is […]

The Ozone Layer and World Cooperation

Ozone is a natural gas that exists in two layers: one near the earth’s surface (troposphere) and the other high in the stratosphere between the earth and the sun. Ozone near the earth causes smog, but the ozone layer between the earth and the sun protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Unfiltered, these […]

The Electoral College

The U. S. Electoral College is a vestige of the Founding Fathers’ fear of the popular vote.

Happy 448th Birthday Shakespeare!

Conspiracy theories are meat and drink to a public that mistrusts just about everything, especially any form of learning that cannot be demonstrated to lead to “a good job.”