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Go to: Free Harvard course on justice

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Thanks. I love the free courses at Yale, Harvard would be nice. If Richard would do an open course that would be awesome. Shelly Kagan is a great teacher, and his discussion on dualism really opens up some good conversation. Most people are natural dualist simply because they never challenged the idea. "Dualism and the intentional stance" was the most eye opening part of the God Delusion for me.

The Open Yale course on Religion is fascinating as well. The Hebrew old testament taught in historical context. No claims of special revelation or miracles. Interestingly, the ancient Hebrews were not Dualist. There is no Hell, afterlife or Devil. All three idea's added or reinterpreted much later.

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:30:00 UTC | #401528

Go to: Newmarket nabs rights to 'Creation'

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From the article
[Newmarket is best known for releasing "The Passion of the Christ."]

This may make some of those church protests awkward.

I am excited to see a film about Darwin. Even if it is not accurate, and creates unhistorical drama, it should still be a decent movie. They have a fascinating subject and amazing actors. I hope they don't focus too much of the ghost of his daughter. A movie about science that shows the existence of detached "souls" communicating with he living will send mixed signals. From what I read, they use the ghost to show his pain from her loss, and her memory as a motivator for writing. If they use her physical appearance to visualize his sadness and loss, that is fine with me. Much more than that will confuse the fundamental masses. Not that they will see it, but they will "quote mine" and confuse it with history for sure.

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:10:00 UTC | #400691

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