Reading Time: 4 minutes I moved to the Pacific Northwest in large part because of a spiritual connection with the land around me that I first experienced when traversing through the hills of Ireland. Little did I know that I was beginning my exploration of what life partners and collaborators Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens call “ecosexuality.” For those […]
The joy of walking
Reading Time: 3 minutes Walking is good for the environment. It is also good for the body and the soul. A recent study suggests that walking may slow the aging process. But walking is not merely a tool for longevity. It is also an instrument of spiritual health. An MIT study found that walking increased markedly during the COVID-19 pandemic, often in response […]
Changing clocks and playing with time
Reading Time: 4 minutes There have long been practical concerns about our annual clock-changing ritual. It causes sleepiness, confusion, and accidents. In response, the Senate passed the “Sunshine Protection Act” this week, a first step to making Daylight Savings Time permanent. But if the clocks move forward permanently, we might end up driving to work in the dark during […]
Using Common Sense to Not See God: Christianity Cannot Be Deduced from Nature
Reading Time: 7 minutes Bob Seidensticker, of Cross Examined here at Patheos, contributed a chapter to the recent book Not Seeing God: Atheism in the 21st Century. In his piece, he joins a few of us in the first section who look to philosophically dismantle the notion of God. The book is set into three sections. There is a great variety of […]
Trying to Explain Nature and Nurture
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is an account of a frustrating experience, attempting to explain why the concept of free will is not necessary to explain human behavior. The following quotes were all by a single individual and occurred in a comment thread here. Free will makes the empirical distinction between a person autonomously choosing for themselves versus a […]
Roll to Disbelieve Science Super Special! (#7)
Reading Time: 3 minutes As you gaze out across this wonderful planet of ours today, please enjoy these science-related past posts from Roll to Disbelieve.
I’m Not Even A Little Bit Sorry
Reading Time: < 1 minute As a kid, I always loved nature programs. They were the best representation of how grim and brutal life is. Also, my dad loved puns.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Nature never ceases to amaze me. Its beauty; its majesty; its power; its jarring dispassion for the plans of tiny hairless apes.
The Struggle for Life on Mermaid Island
Reading Time: < 1 minute Luna once again takes on a Sir David Attenborough role as she narrates to us the difficulty of being a baby mermaid. Nature is merciless.
Tim, The Pervert Tree
Reading Time: < 1 minute Nature is elegant, wondrous, majestic, beauteous, serene, transcendent…
It’s also pretty gross, I don’t care who you are.