|The Ravings Essays
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These essays examine words, choice, science, religion,
history, philosophy, and more.
|The Ravings of
a Mad Man
We have a very strange language. We use it to say some very strange
things. In this essay, I began to examine some of the peculiarities
of the language and discovered a whole new category of words. By
right of discovery, I call them nononyms.
Ravings of a Mad Man
In this essay I continued the examination of language that I began
in The Ravings of a Mad Man. Along the way, I proved the obnoxious
nature of Christian evangelism.
Did you know that there isn't any antonym in Christian doctrine for
the word sin? All Christians consider themselves to be sinners.
Their vocabulary doesn't allow them any alternative.
In this essay, I strayed from the examination of words and looked at
the idea of choice. There are a lot of different ways to look at
things. I made some suggestions about who built the pyramids, what
causes the red shift, what amoebas might think about people, and more.
Adventures of The Lone Raver
Experience would be a better teacher if people would be better students.
Here's an abbreviated chronicle of some of my schooling. Cleverly
hidden among the factual data you might find the occasional gently stated
Rave Is Madness
The dictionaries in our language are not very good at describing humility,
one of the more desirable and, sadly, less common of human characteristics.
Furthermore, we're not very good at understanding humility. We're
even less good at achieving it. We have a very strange language,
a very strange culture, and very strange minds.
Lone Raver Writes Again
Is a test tube baby a natural human being, with all the rights of a
natural human being? Or, is a test tube baby a manufactured human
being, with about the same rights as a washing machine? Read this
essay and make your own decision.
When documents remain in use for long periods of time, changes in the
usage of the words in the documents guarantee that the meanings of the
documents will change.
What really happened at the Tower of Babel? What was the Tree
of Knowledge? Are we really alone? Why can't we be peaceful?