The Wisdom of Crowds

Galton undoubtedly thought that the average guess of the group would be way off the mark. After all, mix a few very smart people with some mediocre people and a lot of dumb people, and it seems likely you’d end up with a dumb answer. But Galton was wrong. The crowd had guessed that theContinue reading “The Wisdom of Crowds”

Love and Suffering

I wrote a short piece a couple years ago that turned into this clip…  Fuel For Forgiveness from The Work Of The People on Vimeo. It is an attempt to understand how a “Loving God” can “allow suffering” … Contemplating Death and Resurrection[1] copyright 12-Mar-2010 Mark W. Ingalls Stories We Like, Stories We Don’t ·      Continue reading “Love and Suffering”

The Myth of Matter, p. 6

The “Conflict Thesis” Looking back down the timeline from the perspective of the late 1800’s with the clarity of hindsight one could easily say, “Democritus and Wycliffe (… Copernicus and Galileo…) were right, and religious orthodoxy was wrong.” [1] Should we then make the inference that religion –and in particular, Christianity– is the enemy ofContinue reading “The Myth of Matter, p. 6”

The Myth of Matter, p. 3

Hylomorphism [1] The winners of the argument thought matter was continuously variable. They argued convincingly that pure matter came in simple shapes, such as lines, planes, circles, spheres, pyramids and so on, and that matter became objects in a way similar to how we use primitive shapes to create a computer drawing. Let’s call them ‘morphists’Continue reading “The Myth of Matter, p. 3”

The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 2

This is one man’s depiction of his religious beliefs. It is the oldest known version of “Christ Pantocrator”, painted five or six hundred years after its subject had left this earth. This is my favorite Christian icon, surviving as it did some other blind men, those iconoclasts who viewed such depictions of the divine asContinue reading “The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 2”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”

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Janet K. Ray

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Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”