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Facing Up to a Finite Planet

(8) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Last week I caught up with a dear friend, Eric Zencey, who is a writer and a colleague of mine at Empire State College. He also teaches at the University of Vermont and Washington University in St. Louis. He's a busy guy; he's got two new books out....

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Faith, Hope and Reason

(107) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 1:34 PM

Lightning. Cancer. Heart attack. A drunk driver crossing into your lane. The apparent randomness of this type of event can be horrifying. It's human nature to crave order, answers, explanations, meaning, and purpose for otherwise unanswerable questions. Some people are driven to seek answers; others find their comfort in blissful...

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Complex Problems Have Complex Solutions

(15) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 4:38 PM

It may have been used as the clever title for a few books and self-help seminars, but none of us learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten. It'd be nice if the toughest question we ever needed to answer was 'nap now' or 'nap later,' but that's just not...

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