Last weekend Justin Tucker kicked the longest field goal in NFL history. He also claimed that the best NFL kickers regularly kick even longer ones in practice. This got me thinking about the evolution of NFL kicking and the phenomena of resistance to change. Consider an example. I grew up in St. Louis and our … Continue reading Have Field Goal Kickers Improved?
E. B. White (1899 – 1977) at age 77, writing in the boathouse of his home in Maine. I learned most of what I know about writing from two books: William Strunk and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style, and William Zinsser’s On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.
(It is unusual for me to read a book like this, but I wanted to understand the origins of Kazantzakis’ rejection of hope. What I found therein was some of the most poetic imagery I have ever encountered. I discovered a heart longing for truth and meaning and a voice that spoke to me from beyond … Continue reading Kazantzakis: “The Saviors of God”
Nick Bostrom (1973 – ) holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics (2000). He is a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association (now called Humanity+) and co-founder of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Senator Joseph McCarthy (R), an American demagogue © Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission) In American politics today an extraordinarily large percentage of the population believe not only ideas that disagree with mainstream science but also in conspiracy theories.