Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Greatest Map of America

Unfortunately most Americans are geographically illiterate.  We are famous for it.  Half of Americans aged 18-24 can’t locate New York City on a map.  Renegade cartographer Dave Imus is trying to change that by making more interesting and instructive maps. … Continue reading

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Rene Magritte, Artist with a Message for Transhumanists?

A recent Time magazine (30 Sep 2013) has an article about the great Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte.  The article by Richard Lacayo in written as an introduction to a new show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York titled: … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Organisms

by Allen Leigh, contributor A few weeks ago, I brought up the subject of genetically modified organisms (GMO). I thought I would do a post on GMO so I could go into more detail about it. As a background on … Continue reading

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Restless Mormons, Part II

A little more than a week ago, I posted a blog entry stating that many Mormons are becoming increasingly restless with the institutional church.  There have been further developments since then (plus a few issues that I missed): LBGT:  The … Continue reading

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Mixed Income Housing

by Allen Leigh, contributor reported on a paper by Peabody and University of Chicago researchers in a new report titled “Making Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Work for Low-Income Households.” The paper was written by researchers from Peabody and the  University of … Continue reading

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Helping The Poor Obtain Food

by Allen Leigh, contributor has an interesting but different article about helping the poor obtain food. Usually, that site has articles reporting on scientific research, but this article is more of an editorial comment.  The article is titled “Know … Continue reading

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Gems from the Ensign Magazine

Below are quotes are from the Sep 2013 edition of the LDS Ensign magazine.  The first is from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Councilor in the First Presidency: My wife Harriet and I were in West Africa, a beautiful part of the … Continue reading

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