Monthly Archives: August 2016

Freja’s Question and Maslow’s Hierarchy

I had a comment on my article about the Atheist Argument from Diversity that made me think. Freja wrote: Since we are unable to gather evidence for or against religious claims, they can be disregarded as unscientific and for many … Continue reading

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My Problem with the Two Lever Argument Against Free Will

I’m fascinated by people who, like Daniel Miessler in his article The Two-lever Argument Against Free Will, claim that humans only have “the sensation” of free will. There are some serious heavy weights in the determinist camp who I agree … Continue reading

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Review of “Leon: The Professional” (rewatch)

* * * B If you haven’t seen this Luc Besson film, I recommend it. It’s quirky, funny, violent, and disturbing. Leon (Jean Reno), an illiterate hit man from the old country, takes in Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a preadolescent girl … Continue reading

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Replacing a Window – Part 1

I’m building a fifth bedroom in the back of my garage, which used to be an open car port until a previous owner enclosed it. The existing window was an ugly single pane with Mylar instead of glass. I picked … Continue reading

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Deer in Coquitlam

Driving around Coquitlam, as we often do on a Saturday morning, low on the slopes of Eagle Mountain, we came across some deer grazing at the side of the road, across from the corner store, next to a busy road. … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Live Forever?

Watching Freddie Mercury brings a tear to the eye. Amazing song by Brian May and the Maestro, the late Michael Kamen, with an amazing message: live for today There’s no time for us, There’s no place for us, What is … Continue reading

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Review of “The Mechanic” (2011)

* D This film almost reached two stars. Jason Statham plays the titular character, Arthur, an assassin who is tasked with killing his mentor (well played by Donald Sutherland). Possibly to atone for this, he takes on his mentor’s son … Continue reading

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Review of “Suicide Squad”

* * * B After Batman vs. Superman, my expectations for Suicide Squad were low. I enjoyed the trailer, but found the amount of hype being pumped out to promote the film relentless. Fortunately, they didn’t manage to completely spoil … Continue reading

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Review of “Bleach” (seasons 1-3)

  * * * * A I’m rewatching the English dub of the excellent anime series Bleach. The first three seasons, The Substitute and The Soul Society: Entry and Rescue, form the first major arc of the series. To keep … Continue reading

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Sophistry for God: William Lane Craig

I’m going to step back and analyze Willian Lane Craig’s opening statement from his debate with Sam Harris on “Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?”. Again, I’ll summarize his argument, hopefully without too much distortion, commenting as I … Continue reading

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