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Shiny Pieces of Energy

People are usually surprised when I give them a piece of coal. But they start to like the shiny piece of energy, that was...

The Years Have Told Us What The Days Never Knew

How The Years Have Told Us What The Days Never Knew: A Limited And Selective Review of Church, Politics, and STU: The Relocation of...

Schroeder, Lucy and Tchaikovsky

In my brief summer travel to the great American Southwest in pursuit of “the future of religion” conference in Pasadena CA, I met the...

History flows through it

History flows through it If the Saint John River could talk, it would have grand stories to tell of the history of Fredericton,...

Past Adventures With Elements Of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ American Socialism

In the fall of 1979 I was in Boston for a time and wanted to take in things a city like Boston had to...

My Mother’s Ten Commandments and Political-Economy in New Brunswick Today

Many years ago, nearly forty to be more precise, I was reading thinkers from both the  Christian religious tradition and that of the more...

Socrates and the Pig

The story about Socrates (lived in Athens 469-399 BCE) is that he was told by the Oracle that he was the wisest of men....

God and Rules

Image source iStockphoto/ Thinkstock found on http://www.rizzarr.com/2013/02/14/being-uncomfortable-for-god/ From our previous look at big questions the set of answers we'll consider here are: God exists and...

Doubt and Happiness

Doubt and Happiness You may recall that this view holds we don't know what everything is made of because we can't know anything for certain and...

Atoms and Gold

One set of possible answers to the six biggest questions was that everything is made of atoms, that we know this for certain because...

Philosophy and The News

Knowledge, Communication, and Time There are recurring news stories expressing concern over literacy rates among the citizens of New Brunswick and the performance of New...

The 6 Biggest Questions

We found ourselves facing many questions, so let's simplify. "Really? Simplify?" you say. I guess we'll see. What's the biggest question you can think of?...

What’s Really Real?

We've seen that change, including motion, presents a puzzle: we see it but it's impossible. If so, there must be a distinction between how things...

Change Part II: The River and the Arrow

Replacing bricks in a wall one at a time leads to the question of whether we ever wind up with a new wall (see Change...

Change Part I: The Incremental Wall

This is the second issue in a series that began with the question about a man going around a squirrel. The issue Imagine a brick wall....

Going Round the Squirrel Part II

This post continues a discussion outlined in Part I concerning whether a man that walks around a tree goes around the squirrel on the opposite side...

Going Round the Squirrel Part I

The Issue In 1904 William James delivered a lecture entitled What Pragmatism Means in which he illustrates his position with an anecdote about a camping...

Dr. Sam Rocha ‘fesses Up

On the evening of Tuesday, October 27th, Dr. Sam Rocha delivered the annual Bishop Dollard Lecture entitled, “Imagine the Real: Fidelity, Improvisation, Witness."  Fittingly,...

Preparing For What Is To Come: Hurricane Arthur, Political Elections, Justice,...

Introduction The recent storm brought home to many of us the inter-dependence of technical, moral, and political issues. Our world changed dramatically in a matter...

A Modern Story: Socrates and the Sophists

A recent communication with a colleague prompted a little meditation on the role of the perennial tradition of philosophy that has its roots with...

Grave Matters for Maritimers at Skagway

The historic cemetery in Skagway, Alaska has these residents, both from the Maritimes. Likely they went to Skagway, and died, as part of the Klondike Gold...

UNB Digital Center Opens, Prints Cronin Book

UNB's Center for Digital Scholarship officially launched it services with a series of presentations on the myriad services it provides to faculty, staff, students,...

Loomcrofters Building’s Moving Experience

On December 2, 2014 the historic Loomscrofters building in the Village of Gagetwon was moved to its new location next to Tilley House on...

New Brunswick Companies Work Together to Map World War 1’s Naval...

Against the backdrop of the WWI centenary, the second edition of the Seafloor Exploration training course (www.hgiss.com) was conducted in Malta during the first...

Faith & Reason at Westminster Books

On Thursday evening, November 13, 2014, the three authors of Paths of Faith in the Landscape of Science read from and discussed some of the...