Monthly Archives: July 2011

Left Outside, But Not Hurting Inside, Just Scratching My Head

All three of my children were married in a Mormon temple.  As you may have surmised from my blog, I don’t have a recommend.  So I did not attend any of the formal wedding ceremonies of my children. During the … Continue reading

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Science and Religion

The following are quotes from a column from USAToday titled:  Science and religion aren’t friends (www.usatoday.com/cleanprint/?1286810821171) by Jerry A. Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago: Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible, and for … Continue reading

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Eternal Progression

“When Carl Sagan, the late astronomer and science advocate and popularizer, gave the Gifford Lectures (published as The Varieties of Scientific Experience), he–the (soft) atheist–speaking of the relation between science and religion describes science as “informed worship”.  His wife, the … Continue reading

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Helmut Lachenmann, German Composer

During a recent trip to Madrid, I attended a private concert for the recipients of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (My brother received one the awards.).  One of the pieces presented by the Madrid City Orchestra was a composition by … Continue reading

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Are Institutional Churches Becoming Obsolete?

I recently wrote another blog piece for the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies (http://ieet.org) on the future viability of institutional churches.  It can be read and commented on at http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/hansen20110726. If you are so inclined, you can also comment on … Continue reading

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Case Study for a Zero Energy Home (Cold Climate)

The following references provide design information for a 1,280-square-foot, three-bedroom Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver zero energy home that combines envelope efficiency, efficient equipment, appliances and lighting, and passive and active solar features to reach the zero energy goal. … Continue reading

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How to Write Religious History

According to Peggy Fletcher Stack writing on the SLTrib blog “Following Faith” on 22 Jul 2011: . . . most historians routinely begin with skepticism about truth claims of historical actors and writers, says Stuart Parker, a postdoctoral fellow with … Continue reading

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