We have trouble coping with our present because we’ve lost our past

Summary:   Americans know so little of our past, and much of what we know is wrong.  Might this contribute to our difficulties, our inability to see, understand, and grapple with our problems?  Here we example some of the worse examples of our hidden history.  How much might we benefit by reclaiming our past? A people who … Continue reading We have trouble coping with our present because we’ve lost our past

A note on religion, a faith for our time and every time

Religion is seldom discussed on the FM website, but plays an important role in an well-founded society. There are many levels of faith, but there is a foundation on which the edifice can securely rest: collective action against the chaotic forces of nature and man's nature. As described in Act II of Major Barbara, by … Continue reading A note on religion, a faith for our time and every time

A puzzle – can you find a solution?

Pro-AGW comments on the FM site often strike me as bizarre.  Investigation often -- not always -- shows them actually  to be bizarre (esp notable examples are here and here).  The extraordinary aspect of this lies in the people making these bizarre comments, as they often have long records of knowledgeable and insightful comments on this site. Does adopting … Continue reading A puzzle – can you find a solution?