Lichtenberg on Starting out Right.

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist, 18th Cent.--------------------------------------Lichtenberg (July 1st 1742- February 24, 1799) was a trained scientist totally dedicated to the "experimental approach" in physics instead of the more traditional theoretical view and held a professorship solely dedicated to … Continue reading Lichtenberg on Starting out Right.

Alphadictionary: Sin

from alphadictionary: SINPronunciation: sinPart of Speech: NounMeaning: 1. A violation of religious principle. 2. Something regarded as utterly wrong, shameful, deplorable.Notes: Today's word may be used as a mass noun (no plural), as in, "Sin pervades the planet." It may also be used as a count noun, "God will forgive us all our sins."Don't confuse … Continue reading Alphadictionary: Sin

Robin Lane Fox does St Augie, a book review

Take Him Up, Gather HimAugustine was a man obsessed with sex. It was the cause of his conversion crisis, which ended when he heard a child’s voice saying ‘tolle, lege.’By Patrick J. Geary Dec. 22, 2015 6:56 p.m. ET 20 COMMENTS In a graduate seminar at Yale many years ago, two of my classmates balked … Continue reading Robin Lane Fox does St Augie, a book review