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Santa Clause & Our Modern Christmas

This article was first printed in the Martlet (the UVic school newspaper) in about 1980. Unfortunately at this point in time, I do not know who the author is, which prevents me from giving appropriate attribution. The present festivities of

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StarGate SG-1: The Parable of the Wise Scientist and the Blind Faithful

Last night our family watched a StarGate SG-1 episode for our family home evening activity.  The episode we watched is called “New Ground” from season three. I saw it for the first time back in 2000, and I can still

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My Polygamist Heritage

Why am I writing about my polygamist heritage? Two things really. The recent raid on the FLDS polygamist group in Texas has brought polygamy back into the news and into general public discussion. Secondly, as the Texas polygamy news story

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Strong Opinions Weakly Held

I was just listening to a Podcast called StackOverflow – a fairly geeky podcast. At one point they were talking about how people reviewing new technologies have to make judgements as to whether a programming language or technology is good

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Why People Believe Weird Things – My Highlights

I decided to write this summary of Michael Shermer’s book, Why People Believe Weird Things partly for myself to review what I’d read (it took me a month of off and on reading to get through it), and to hit

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Why I don’t go to church anymore…

Because of questions that a number of people have asked me, I’ve decided to set the record strait as to why I now consider myself a non-believing Mormon. This is not going to be an easy read for my believing

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Good, Better or Best

What would Jesus do if given the choice between helping the homeless or transcribing vital statistics from digital images to text on a computer? Believe it or not recently I was personally confronted with this exact dilemma. I had to

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