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2010

Ted Chiang on Writing
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Articles interview magic religion sci fi ted chiang writing
Great interview with Ted Chiang, who happens to be a rather brilliant science fiction writer. Seriously, if you have not read his wonderful story "Exhalation", you have missed a gem. You can also hear an audio production of that story here.

2005

Intelligent Design In Schools Rejected By Federal Court
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Articles politics religion
For those of you who have not been following this case, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled against the school board who instituted a policy of teaching Intelligent Design alongside evolution in the science classroom.
“Can you think of ways to help him?”
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Articles funny religion
As a Buddhist, I found myself nearly rolling on the floor with laughter when I saw this excerpt from a Christian children’s coloring book on Boing Boing. Take a gander at it, as it is sometimes hard to believe that these kind of documents actually exist.
Sleep of Reason Pt. 3
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Articles personal religion
Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Terrified of a world I could not mentally grasp, I attempted to exert control over my reality in lieu of understanding. This led me to paganism and the occult, and the attraction that magic could somehow give me the ability to influence the world around me.
Sleep of Reason Pt. 2
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Articles personal religion
Link to Part 1 In my nightmares I had come to associate logical reasoning with a monstrous figure that would tear me apart even as it embraced me. Intuitive and experiential knowledge I began to associate with a mystery woman and the intensely spiritual lovemaking of my dreams.
Sleep of Reason Pt. 1
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Articles personal religion dream
When I was in high school I used to have a recurring nightmare once every month or so. It was part of the most important spiritual developments in my life. I am running.