Tag Archives: Skepticism

The Great Not So Great Society

American History continues through the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidency: The Great Not So Great Society by Michael Doyle LBJ entered his presidency aiming to be legendary Setting his sights on ending poverty through Great Society Johnson aimed to do this … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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The Root Cause

Continuing in my series pertinent to things going on with my health, the influences of someone proving to be very special to me and my advocation of the integration of more traditional medical perspectives into the Western Medicine I have … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In Science, Skepticism Is A Virtue

“Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.” – Robert King Merton, sociologist (4 Jul 1910-2003)      

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – FitzGerald

Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, Iran, the Persian mathematician, astronomer and sometime poet, Omar Khayyam, passed away on December 4, 1131.  But not before his work with cubic equations and the composition of a calendar more accurate than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Have the Courage To Believe Even In This Skeptical Age

“Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Of the Origin of Ideas – David Hume

Born on May 7, 1711, David Hume, was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist until his passing on August 25, 1776.  He is best known today for his system of empiricism, skepticism and naturalism.   Hume proved very influential … Continue reading

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