May 21st. Apocalypse now. The rapture has come and gone. At least that’s the story as told by the latest Christian end-times believers who think that the world is coming to an end—oh, a few days ago. People quit jobs, spent their savings, said goodbye to friends and family—all with the firm belief that last exit to heaven was actually here. One couple in Florida spent their life savings, because why would they need it after May 21st? Yes, it’s crazy. Yes, it’s sad. Yes, this seems to happen about once every five years. Yes, it’s hard to believe in a modern age that this kind of thinking can still flourish to such a degree.
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Big Think - is dark matter actually information?? This could be a game-changer if proven true... https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/dark-matter-theory
Ignore the fake climate debate. My weekend review piece for @WSJ. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ignore-the-fake-climate-debate-11579795816
Thread (I think this kind of story, which is far too common, represents an unseen tax on poverty that really needs to change). And local gov. is often on the wrong side of it.
2 years ago, I bailed a contractor out of jail- today, I finally got my money back. It was kind of a weird situation- so here’s the story...
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These humble-brags are not humility. In the last debate, there were several of them. We really need to stop accepting these as amounting to any sort of actual acknowledgement of personal failing.
"I don't tolerate bullshit terribly well" - @BernieSanders #TheWeeklyNYT
Every so often, I re-read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. While some of the injustices may have changed, his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, and tests of conscience still reverberate today. Take a moment to reflect on his righteous call: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/02/letter-from-birmingham-jail/552461/
Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, speaker, leader, and consultant. His work has focused on understanding the nature of both individual and cultural development. With his writings, dialogues, an interviews, he has been a contributor to the emerging “integral” or “evolutionary” cultural movement which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, and the social sciences. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.