Tag Archives: human nature

the walking dead

A couple of weeks ago Kimmie and I watched season 1 of the HBO series The Walking Dead about a zombie apocalypse. The show had been recommended to me; otherwise I would not have tried it, having been so disappointed … Continue reading

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Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer J. Adler

Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This small volume (205 pages, including index) presents a forceful case for the existence of a distinct human nature that makes us fundamentally different from any … Continue reading

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two films: apes past, present, and future

In 1968 two science-fiction movies were released that were destined to become classics: Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I remember being affected by both of them when I saw them in the movie theater at age … Continue reading

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You Shall Know Them by Vercors

You Shall Know Them by Vercors My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fast-paced and sometimes provocative novel of ideas. My attention was drawn to this book by a mention made of it by the late philosopher Mortimer J. Adler … Continue reading

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