Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Gnostic Genesis: The Creation of Man

In 1945, a cache of apocrypha (non-canonical religious texts) written by Gnostic Christians was discovered near Nag Hammadi in southern Egypt. Among them was a Gnostic retelling of the first 6 chapters of the book of Genesis: The Hypostasis of … Continue reading

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The Gnostic Genesis: Samael’s Sin

In 1945, a cache of apocrypha (non-canonical religious texts) written by Gnostic Christians was discovered near Nag Hammadi in southern Egypt. Among them was a Gnostic retelling of the first 6 chapters of the book of Genesis: The Hypostasis of … Continue reading

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The Prophecy of the Pastor

Although the Pastorals (the First Epistle to Timothy (1st Timothy), the Second Epistle to Timothy (2nd Timothy), and the Epistle to Titus) are written under Paul’s name, they are different from his other epistles, and since the 1700s scholars have … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Watch John Oliver

A friend suggested I give John Oliver, the cringe worthy British host of late night television, another try, this time on an issue where, in theory, he should have some skin in the game: The brexit. Here’s Oliver’s take on … Continue reading

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Universally Preferable Behaviour in a Nutshell

“Help! I’m in a nutshell! How did I get into this nutshell? Look at the size of this bloody great big nutshell! What sort of shell has a nut like this? This is crazy!” — Austin Powers I’m going to … Continue reading

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Truth, Logic, and the Trinity

In response to my post Is Logic Objective?, keithnoback commented: Nice. As you imply, no theory is, in itself, true, though there are truths about the theory. And so, there can be no theory of truth. It would be more … Continue reading

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libtap Version 2 on github.com

Unit test frameworks are dime-a-dozen. For C programmers, there are libraries like cmocha and cunit. When we firstĀ  developed the sxe project at Sophos, about 5 years ago, the choices were much more limited. Most of the alternatives, like cppunit, … Continue reading

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