Category Archives: Standard of Living

reversing the curses of God

God curses mankind in various ways throughout the Bible. But mankind is innovative. Once a curse is given, mankind usually focuses his effort and innovation into undoing the curse. Three such examples are as follows: 1. Working to survive 2. … Continue reading

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omnipotent man

In Genesis 6 God learns mankind’s unlimited potential for wickedness. In Genesis 11, God learns mankind’s unlimited potential for innovation. After the flood and in an act of defiance, the people of the earth band together to build a large … Continue reading

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star trek is absurd

I am not a big fan of the Star Trek universe. The plot of the Star Trek always borders on extreme absurdity. One particular episode that I have always thought illustrated this is the episode in which a planet did … Continue reading

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my children attempt to use the sink

The most amazing thing happened the other day. I had led my children into the bathroom at a restaurant, they used the facilities, and then they walked over to the sink to wash their hands. I was at the correct … Continue reading

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a reality check on american standards of living

From an excellent article entitled 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here: When my husband moved here (to Canada) he was a Chilean living in Spain. When he first arrived, he couldn’t believe how … Continue reading

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the terrible ending of the bet

The Bet is a very informative book by Paul Sabin. Sabin, an environmentalist, has nicely documented the history of the environmentalist doomsday prophets (e.g. Paul Ehrlich) and the prophets of plenty (e.g. Julian Simon). He does this through the events … Continue reading

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eating twice a day is gluttony

In Athenaeus’ Banquet of the Learned, he quotes Plato talking about his visit to Italy. Now Athenaeus lived around 200AD and Plato lived around 400BC, but both authors seem to think of multiple daily meals as exuberance. Here is Plato … Continue reading

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