The Search for a Purpose in Life

Chilean Volcano Eruption

Years ago I read the book by Orange County mega pastor Rick Warren, A Purpose Driven Life. The premise of the book is that successful lives are born of those people that make living Biblical principles their purpose. In other words, make God your main purpose in life and all else will fall into place. Pastor Warren and his book left me unconvinced that I should adopt his prescribed purpose into my own life. However this idea of humans needing a purpose to organize their lives has percolated in my…

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The Nuclear Power Option

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

There was a recent headline at BBC news website titled  “What went wrong at Fukushima?” Uh, one of the largest earthquakes recorded since the invention of the Richter scale? To be fair, this short article is more of a technical answer about the actual failure of the system that the actual cause, which is obvious.  The partial core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant is reinvigorating anti-nuclear power opposition in France and around the world; but we must remember that no single energy technology is without serious risks. Consider for…

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Bill Maher is Mr. Potato Head regarding Global Warming

Back in June 2010, Bill Maher the somewhat funny comedian wrote a piece in the Huffington Post about why people don’t believe in Global Warming. He starts his diatribe like this. New Rule: Al Gore must come out with a sequel to his movie about climate change and call it, An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong with You People? He later continues to explain why people don’t believe in Global warming, claiming that the problem is found in the media’s attempt at presenting both sides of the…

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