Monthly Archives: September 2014

What Are Our Responsibilities as Co-creators of the Earth?

I have frequently made the argument that we are co-creators of the Earth.  In the past, I have largely made this argument to justify Mormon environmentalism.  But being co-creators could mean so much more.  It could also mean enhancing the … Continue reading

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An Atheist’s Thoughtful Observation

In Time magazine (29 Sep 2014), the following question is put to British novelist Ian McEwan.  His answer is very enlightening. A family in [your new novel The Children Act] wants to withhold medical treatment for their child because they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. … Continue reading

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Cartoons: Bastardizing Pat Bagley’s Work

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Ebola: Reporting from West Africa

By Jackson Niamah, Physician’s Assistant With Doctors Without Borders, Monrovia, Liberia I first heard about cases of Ebola in March.  Soon after, the disease came here to Monrovia [Liberia] from then on, people started dying. My niece, Francia Kollie, and … Continue reading

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Can Technology Help Save Africa?

My latest post discussing possible technology fixes for Africa is at

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“The Drop”: A Movie Review

The Drop is a great movie, but it is definitely for adults because of subject matter, language, and some violence.  The movie gets its name from the expression “drop bar,” a covert place for funneling cash to local gangsters.  The excellent … Continue reading

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Recent LDS Essays Need Attribution.

For about a year, the LDS Church has been posting on its website scholarly essays about controversial subjects: Did Mormons abandon polygamy in 1890? Did Brigham Young order the Mountain Meadow Massacre? Do LDS believe a person can become like … Continue reading

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