Here's random information on the life and times, work and play of Eric M. Larson. Some technology, some philosophy, some note-keeping, a little religion, and some "current events," all coming together with the goal to support learning.
When did the Fall happen?
I was listening to VOX Podcast with Mike Erre (the episode on "Patriarchy, Leaving Church, and the Failure of God") and had a thought. The traditional reading of Genesis is that Adam and Eve are the fruits, God stepped in, and cursed them. But what if the "curses" were simply the natural consequences of the conscious turning-away that they did? This episode uncovers the word play that might hint at that. Maybe God was saying "because you did this, here's what's going to happen to you" rather than "because you did this, here's what I'm going to do to you."
A subtle distinction but it gets at the character of a God...
How would you feel about being charged a fee so you have the option of legally doing something you have no interest in doing in the first place? It would be enough to keep me away from Hampton University, just on principle. According to the article Campuses blocking illegal downloads: "The school signed a contract with Ruckus, a company that will provide students with unlimited music and movie downloads. HU will charge every student who lives on campus a fee of $80 for the service, whether they use it or not."
Shelter Skelter The Internet is a wonderful thing, but sometimes the information out there is frustratingly incomplete. I remember this particular episode of "The New Twilight Zone" from years ago, but I can't find anything more than this official description repeated over and over across a variety of sites.