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Policy and Ethics

11 hours 56 minutes ago
    “Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.” William E. Gladstone   Posted from London, England    
Dan Peterson

A report on our Chunnel crossing

12 hours 16 minutes ago
    Somehow, in all my years of coming to Britain and France, I’ve never before taken the train from London to Paris or Paris to London.  (I’ve flown, I’ve done ferries, and I once took a hovercraft.  But no .)   This time, though, I did.  For various reasons, one of which was just [Read More...]
Dan Peterson

“The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Is Shameful Nonsense”

16 hours 21 minutes ago
    “The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory is Shameful Nonsense”   Fortunately, I’ve been on the road in far distant places and have missed out on most fake news as well as most real news.  My life hasn’t been impoverished by that.   Posted from London, England    
Dan Peterson

“BYU-Idaho invites first non-Mormon to give devotional”

17 hours 16 minutes ago
    This is an interesting development.  I’m not sure that it indicates a trend, or that it really signifies much beyond itself.  But I found it interesting.  He seems like a really good guy:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680553/BYU-Idaho-invites-first-non-Mormon-to-give-devotional.html   Quite unlike me in that regard, I might add.  I’ve just been reading some comments about moi from [Read More...]
Dan Peterson

“Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration”

1 day 1 hour ago
    An interesting article about astronomical activity sponsored by the Vatican:   Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration   And, in this context, I simply must remind you again of Jesuit brother Guy Consolmagno’s excellent keynote address at the Interpreter Foundation’s 2016 Science & Mormonism Symposium.  If you haven’t yet watched it, you should: [Read More...]
Dan Peterson

“53 Old Testament names confirmed by archaeological inscriptions”

1 day 1 hour ago
    Another pseudo-intellectual tissue of lies and wicked ad hominems in the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680748/53-Old-Testament-names-confirmed-by-archaeological-inscriptions.html   In other words, my latest column has been published.  Decent, rational people will flee to the hills.   Posted from London, England    
Dan Peterson

How to make “heroes”

1 day 1 hour ago
    “Nurture your minds with great thoughts.  To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Posted from London, England  
Dan Peterson

“LDS Charities Food Production and Nutrition Program”

1 day 3 hours ago
    A tiny aspect of the enormous and varied good done by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/infographic-lds-charities-food-production-and-nutrition-program   Posted from London, England    
Dan Peterson

SHIELDS

1 day 4 hours ago
    For those of you who might be unaware of it, there’s a treasure trove of good stuff here:   http://www.shields-research.org   And, for those who haven’t looked yet, here’s a new place to find that interview with Brian and Laura Hales regarding Mormon polygamy:   LDS Perspectives Podcast: “Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy,” [Read More...]
Dan Peterson

“Why Did Melania Trump Cover Her Hair at the Vatican But Not in Saudi Arabia?”

1 day 4 hours ago
    The Trumps can easily be criticized on many fronts, but criticisms of Melania Trump’s head-covering or lack of head-covering during the Trumps’ recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel and Vatican City are misinformed and misguided:   http://www.npr.org/2017/05/24/529852165/why-did-melania-trump-cover-at-the-vatican-but-not-in-saudi-arabia   Except, of course, for those that mention Mr. Trump’s double standard on the matter. [Read More...]
Dan Peterson

“Mormon and Modern”

1 day 4 hours ago
    A nice little 2012 official essay from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, touching on, among other things, faith and science:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-and-modern   Posted from just outside Paris, France    
Dan Peterson

“Muslim man and Jewish woman’s prayer captivates”

2 days ago
    This very brief little video is deeply significant and, to me, deeply moving:   http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/05/24/moment-joint-prayer-captures-attention-after-attack-lon-orig.cnn   Blessings on both of them.   Posted from Le Chesnay, France    
Dan Peterson

“Church Provides Update on President Monson”

2 days 1 hour ago
    Sadly, it’s pretty clear that he’s not doing well:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-monson-update?cid=HP_TU_23-5-2017_dPAD_fMNWS_xLIDyL2_   Posted from Le Chesnay, France    
Dan Peterson

“Why Scientific Consensus Is Worth Taking Seriously”

2 days 5 hours ago
      Not everybody will agree with her specific examples, but she makes a reasonably good and important general point:   https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-22/why-scientific-consensus-is-worth-taking-seriously   Posted from Le Chesnay, France    
Dan Peterson
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