Junk Food Crisis

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An article in Scientific American, on the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and the overall effect on human health, points out several additional things. First, it’s not merely due to the sedentary effects of being a couch potato. It’s the advertisements themselves: “You might expect that watching TV, being a sedentary activity, is responsible for…
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The Sacred Feminine

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‘God’, or ‘Divinity’, however you use these terms, is endless, infinite, and timeless, and as such is inherently indefinable and unknowable. But the Sacred Feminine aspect of the creation is the vehicle, the ‘Vessel’, through which the infinite Divine can be expressed in our finite world. And only the Sacred Feminine can lead the soul…
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Relativism, America’s New Moral Standard

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Relativism is the contemporary belief (it has practically become a moral imperative) that there is no such thing as absolute right, truth, or good, but only the differing opinions of different people in different places and times. Decency demands that we must be “open” to them all, and they must all be equally respected. The…
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Gödel’s Proof and Science

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Kurt Gödel, the 20th century mathematician, proved that the axioms of mathematics cannot be finally and absolutely proved by the axioms of mathematics. Something, in other words, must be taken on faith: once an initial axiom is assumed, a consistent system can be built upon it, but Gödel’s theorem means that there is always room…
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Of Myth, Scripture, and the Quest

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In their deepest and most important sense, Mythology and Scripture are internal, psychological stories. Through allegory and symbol they weave the tale of a soul – your soul – that has descended into material life and must now do the necessary work to find its way home again. This inner journey, the basis of all…
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An Autopsy

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Nothing characterizes ‘the modern world’ more completely than the loss of faith in Transcendence, our arrogant lack of any genuine appreciation for levels of reality above our little everyday affairs. The deepest wounds to the human soul have been caused by our lack of appreciation of levels. By shutting the door on transcendence, we have…
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Logical Positivism

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We are the heirs of ‘Logical Positivism‘, a philosophical endeavor that seeks to impose scientific thinking into every aspect of our lives by suggesting that all forms of human knowledge should aspire to the same sort of rigorous rationality as science. What is most characteristic of logical positivism is its insistence that a statement is…
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Freedom

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Freedom is not about being allowed to “do whatever we want”. America was founded as a special corner of the world where people would have the liberty to search for truth, without any imposed political or religious constraints. Underneath all the practical nation-building mechanics, the Founders of this country were concerned with something that philosophers…
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Stan Coly, Thousand Cranes Studio. on ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’

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Recently I interviewed Stan Coly on ‘Spirit’. He has a studio in western Massachusetts where he and his wife work with all ages of kids in all kinds of art: painting, sculpture, computer, drama, story-telling, etc. Have a watch at www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html Spirit of the Berkshires – Episode 18 from Andrew Cort on Vimeo.

Rabbi Ari Rosenberg and Cornelia Brooke Gilder on “Spirit of the Berkshires”

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Rabbi Ari Rosenberg of ‘Hevreh of Southern Berkshire’, in Great Barringto, MA, discusses the situation in the Middle East, and Cornelia Brooke Gilder discusses her new book, “Hawthorne’s Lenox”, on the latest episodes of “Spirit of the Berkshires”. Spirit of the Berkshires – Episode 16 from Andrew Cort on Vimeo. Spirit of the Berkshires –…
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Two more Episodes of CTSB-TV’s ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’

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Two new shows are now available on the Internet at http://www.andrewcort.com Episode 12 is with Richard Isacoff, Esq. Richard practices law in Berkshire County, following a high-profile career in the banking industry. We discuss the current economic crisis, how it came about, and what ought to be done. Spirit of the Berkshires – Episode 12…
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