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Does existence make any sense?

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Today, the 14th anniversary of the biggest mass slaughter of human life on American soil, is a good time to reflect on mankind, his purpose, and the universe. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is credited with saying that “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.” A great way of putting it — […]

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Does Mindfulness Work?

Posted on September 3, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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In this day and age of ISIS, police assassinations, criminals in public office, riots on demand, and the moral equalization of every conceivable kind of “lifestyle,” it’s no wonder that mindfulness has become an increasingly popular technique. The practice of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, which is always a good sign. Moreover, Thoreau, Emerson, […]

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Can the Truth Be Resurrected?

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Now that spring training has begun for another season of the Political Liars Circuit, it’s a good time to reflect on the greatness of truth, since it’s a commodity that will be in decreasing supply over the next fourteen months. The Hillary Fabrication Express is nothing more than a warmup act for what is to […]

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George Will and the Clueless Establishment

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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I almost never watch Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday, but I made an exception last weekend because I wanted to see his interview with Ben Carson. Carson, as always, was great. But I made the mistake of not turning the TV off after the interview ended. In a moment of uncontrolled masochism, I started watching […]

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Megyn Kelly, Queen of Narcissism, Gets a Pass

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Megyn Kelly is razor sharp, impeccably prepared, relentless, tough, verbally skilled, and, to boot, a pretty good looker. She’s also an egomaniacal smart-aleck who seems intent on following Glenn Beck down the path to mediocre celebrity status. When Kelly is on her game and acts like a broadcast professional, there’s no one better. She’s at […]

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The Zombieization of Humankind

Posted on August 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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While at a conference last week, I stepped onto a hotel elevator one morning and was struck by the Huxleyesque scene that greeted me. There were eight people on board, compromising a diverse cross section of gender, age, and race. They included one nicely dressed black woman, who looked to be in her mid-forties … […]

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Creativity

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Creativity is a trait we all admire. Original thoughts and ideas are valued highly in the marketplace. But most people believe that creativity is an inborn trait and is beyond their reach. They’re right about the former, but wrong about the latter. It goes without saying that some people are more naturally creative than others, […]

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The Polarity of Good and Evil

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to tackle another one of those subjects that causes people to reach remarkable heights of irrationality, anger, and hysteria: good versus evil. Perhaps more than ever before in history — certainly modern history — so-called evil is rampant throughout the world. Daily occurrences of unprovoked mass slayings of […]

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Immortality versus Nothingness

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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I recently read an article about Silicon Valley billionaires who are intent on finding the key to man’s most elusive dream, immortality. Included in the mix are such high-tech legends as Peter Thiel (cofounder of PayPal), Larry Ellison (cofounder of Oracle), and Sergey Brin (cofounder of Google). These Silicon Valley giants are pouring vast amounts […]

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The Passing of a Real, Live Dirty Harry

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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As you may know, the remarkable Kirk Kerkorian passed away on June 15 at the age of ninety-eight. His rags-to-riches story is like a movie. As I’ve written about in the past, one of my great regrets is not having made the effort to meet a number of people whom I admired, and Kirk Kerkorian […]

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