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Facebook: Society’s Mirror?

Or a Necessary Evil? Today is April Fool’s Day (and Easter Sunday) 2018. But this is no joke. Facebook has come in for a lot of criticism lately. Most of it seems justified, but is it really wrong to give … Continue reading

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Humanism: Another Way?

  Evolution versus Creation Dan Brown, in his latest novel, Origin, has done it again. He has taken the questions we all ask ourselves (“Where did we came from?” “Where are we going?”) and spun another tale of suspense and … Continue reading

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Porn: WTF?

They are Messing with Your Head I’ve been pondering this post for a couple of days, and decided to write it because of what someone else wrote on Facebook today. The images that I found when I Googled “porn” this … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid

(Another letter from my mother…) Dear Chris, (April 12 1989) Your postcard from the copper mine with its wry comments made me smile — I know just what you mean. You’ve been on my mind of late, so I bought … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures?

Can you imagine what it must have been like for these women in the early 1960’s? They had two strikes against them before they could even begin to count in society: their colour and their sex. Even though they were … Continue reading

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Are We Programmed?

TRON As an allegory, this movie is perfect. At the time (1982) computer games were still (more or less) in their infancy. The programmers were building virtual worlds in which their creations (read, creatures) could interact with others. The programmers … Continue reading

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Subliminal Seduction

Are you being sexually aroused by this picture? Wilson Bryan Key took the concept of The Hidden Persuaders one step further and documented how advertising companies were using sex to sell their products. This was in the mid-70’s. Then, it … Continue reading

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