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A “Gilligan’s Island” Kind of Life

When I was a kid, and on those rare occasions when the TV worked, I liked watching Gilligan’s Island.

(If you haven’t seen it, then honestly, you need to watch a few episodes. In fact, watch a lot of episodes. Gilligan’s Island is a brilliant metaphor for society. It’s okay, I’ll wait until yo...

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Stages via Art

I think technological civilizations start off with three stages.

Start off, mind you.

The first stage is learning how to draw straight lines.

All of of that civilization’s technology is bent toward understanding, describing, drawing, and building straight lines. It suffuses their art, their li...

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When a Miracle isn’t Actually a Miracle

I’m going to tell you about a miracle.

An ordinary person flips an ordinary coin a hundred times in a row and the coin lands on heads each time.

No trick person, no trick coin, no trick situation.

One hundred heads.

Is that a miracle? A lot of people would think so.

Aaaaaaaand, I would hav...

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