Fanning Fundamentalist Flames

The International Herald Tribune offers an interesting piece on the implications of this past week’s attacks. The major theme shouldn’t surprise any one. The terrorists’ barely concealed ties to Pakistan suggest that a key objective of the Mumbai...

Over at Salon, Steve Paulson writes about biologist Stuart Kauffman’s new approach to God in his recent book, “Reinventing the Sacred”. [Kauffman] seeks to formulate a new scientific worldview and, in the process, reclaim God for nonbelievers....

Michael Paulson writes of last night’s screening of “Milk” for this morning’s Boston Globe: California is facing a measure that would restrict gay rights amidst a national debate over how the nation’s legal framework should view...

Malaysians Ban Yoga for Muslims

Interesting read over at the On Faith section of the Washington Post: Malaysia’s top Islamic body fresh from banning tomboys issued an edict Saturday that prohibits Muslims from practicing yoga, saying that elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise...

Gridiron Goofiness

Fascinating piece on the Utah and BYU rivalry from today’s New York Times: As B.Y.U. players navigate the narrow alley onto the field, Utah fans on both sides hurl down insults that are as personal as they are profane. It feels less like an entrance than a perp...
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