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Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that: ‘No one needs to be exposed to that monster.’ Many propose that she’s not a philosopher at all and should not be taken seriously. The problem is that people are taking her seriously. In some cases, very seriously.
Are Church of England’s dabbing deacons and jumping bishops a leap too far?
As Petertide approaches – the run-up to St Peter’s Day on 29 June, and traditionally the time for Church of England ordinations – the Church Times and social media circles of the devout are braced for the usual avalanche of celebratory photographs of new members of the clergy. But the stern, decorous images that used to mark these occasions are being replaced by a trend for more frivolous action shots – with dabbing deacons showing up alongside priests leaping, baring their knees and even wearing L-plates. Their defenders see the new informality as a sign of holy joy. But hardcore traditionalists, along with casual curmudgeons, are less than elated.
Summer Could Trigger Major Earthquakes (It's Not Why You Think)
On Aug. 24, 2014, an earthquake ripped through Northern California's Napa-Sonoma Valley. It was the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years, leaving two dead and hundreds injured and causing damage that cost half a billion dollars.
A photo exhibition dedicated to the holy Royal Martyrs, “The Family of the Last Russian Emperor. The Romanovs: Imperial Service,” will be on display in the Vicktoria Park Market shopping center in Auckland, New Zealand from July 14-21.
Research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century
Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists led by Western University learned how to use light to see through degradation that has occurred over time.
Meet the favorite philosophers of young white supremacists
A new book explores how philosophers like Nietzsche and Heidegger have inspired a new generation of fascists.