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Eye on the Ideal

The phrase “ship of fools” is pretty common, being the title of a few different books and songs, as well as a play that the Unabomber wrote while in prison. It originates, however, with Plato, who intended it as a … Continue reading

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She Blinded Me with Christian Science

In my series of brief posts on significant religious movements, I come to Christian Science, the brainchild of Mary Baker Eddy. The main thing people know about them is that they don’t use medicine, although I guess that’s also true … Continue reading

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