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Luther vs. Erasmus: When Populism First Eclipsed the Liberal Elite

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:00:15 +0000

Luther vs. Erasmus: When Populism First Eclipsed the Liberal Elite:

The publication of Erasmus’s revised New Testament was a milestone in biblical studies. It gave scholars the tools to read the Bible as a document that, while divinely inspired, was a human product that could be deconstructed and edited in the same manner as a text by Livy or Seneca. As copies began circulating, the magnitude of Erasmus’s achievement was immediately recognized. Not since Cicero had an intellectual figure so dominated Western discourse as Erasmus did in that enchanted spring of 1516. “Everywhere in all Christendom your fame is spreading,” wrote John Watson, a rector in England with whom he was friendly. “By the unanimous verdict of all scholars, you are voted the best scholar of them all, and the most learned in both Greek and Latin.”

The term “Erasmian” came into use to describe those who shared his vision. But those Erasmians represented only a small sliver of society. Erasmus wrote exclusively in Latin, for the highly educated, Latin-speaking elite. Dazzled by his readings in ancient Greek, Erasmus began promoting knowledge of that language as no less essential than Latin. “Almost everything worth learning is set forth in these two languages,” he wrote in one of his many educational texts. In these, Erasmus proposed a new curriculum for Europe, with instruction in Latin and Greek at its core.




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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:12:13 +0000

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"When I read, I’m always looking for passages that I want to note. I mark them as I read – either by..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:24:05 +0000

“When I read, I’m always looking for passages that I want to note. I mark them as I read – either by putting in a sticky flag if I’m reading a library book, or by marking the page if I own the book. Side note: for books I own, I mark them up a lot – it’s faster, plus if I’m looking through a book later, those marks help me find the passages that I found most notable.”

- Gretchen Rubin



"The blatant fact of human individual diversity - plus 250 years of the American Experiment - show..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:47:13 +0000

“The blatant fact of human individual diversity - plus 250 years of the American Experiment - show that it is both immoral and impractical to apply group stereotypes upon individuals in ways that restrict any individual’s right or ability to say “I am different from that average.””

- CONTRARY BRIN



"Only now we are learning ever-more about intracellular and intercellular computation. It happens..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:53:42 +0000

“Only now we are learning ever-more about intracellular and intercellular computation. It happens that each neuron appears to have a great many sub-components that work together or against each other in murky, nonlinear ways, determining whether and when each synapse will flash! (I was among those predicting this, 20 years ago.) For example, each neuronal dendrite seems to feed into a chain of support structures, each of which plays some complex and poorly understood part in this decision-making cascade.”

- Looking upward…and inward to your brain! Plus “the Bell Curve” is baaack. And science misc



"If emotions, fear and identity concerns indeed are what truly lies behind the desire to own guns,..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:02 +0000

“If emotions, fear and identity concerns indeed are what truly lies behind the desire to own guns, gun control arguments based on evidence and facts will not make anyone change their minds.”

- Annie Scrap Your Gun



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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:07:09 +0000

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"Our modern Western culture has a bizarre relationship to time. Swoboda says that the topic of..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:13:40 +0000

“Our modern Western culture has a bizarre relationship to time. Swoboda says that the topic of keeping the Sabbath is hostile to most of American Christianity because we worship our time more than we want to admit. We think we can make time or kill time, but time is the one thing we have no control over. It’s the one thing we can’t buy more of or hoard for ourselves. Time belongs to God and God alone.”

- The Rest of the Story, Part One: The God of the Weekend



"There’s all these groups at Facebook, at Google, at LinkedIn, and they talk about their wisdom..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:20:02 +0000

“There’s all these groups at Facebook, at Google, at LinkedIn, and they talk about their wisdom programs and their mindfulness programs. They go onstage and they push it out there to the world, and it’s so hypocritical because on the one hand, they’re talking about how they find balance in the workplace, how to not get stressed out by the overwhelm, the notifications, the stress. Obviously the elephant in the room is that the product that’s being exported by these technology companies is possibly the largest counterforce to all the things that they’re talking about.”

- Tristan Harris



"In the 1950s, ~97% (!) of prime-age men had a job. Today that number is more like 88%. This is the..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:27:08 +0000

“In the 1950s, ~97% (!) of prime-age men had a job. Today that number is more like 88%. This is the decline people are worrying about when they talk about technological unemployment or any other threat to work, and it seems to be happening across the Western world…”

- Technological Unemployment: Much More Than You Wanted To Know



"The Florida School shooting & the response to this tragic event encapsulates the great struggles..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:33:46 +0000

“The Florida School shooting & the response to this tragic event encapsulates the great struggles of our time: old men hanging onto a past that doesn’t exist & a new generation that is fighting for a future it wants to build. I want that & not the past!”

- OM



"And sure, this is about gun rights, but it’s more than that, it’s a frustration with the status quo,..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:40:02 +0000

“And sure, this is about gun rights, but it’s more than that, it’s a frustration with the status quo, the youth of this country are fed up with the expedience of their elders, who’ve sold out to their pocketbooks. What happens next?”

- Lefsetz Letter



The RavenCast: Seven Stories: From Violence to Forgiveness with...

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:47:08 +0000

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The RavenCast: Seven Stories: From Violence to Forgiveness with Anthony Bartlett




"Oligarchs accelerate social, political, cultural and economic collapse. The unchecked plunder leads..."

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:53:40 +0000

“Oligarchs accelerate social, political, cultural and economic collapse. The unchecked plunder leads to systems breakdown. The refusal to protect natural resources, or the economic engines that sustain the state, means that poverty becomes the norm and the natural world becomes a toxic wasteland. Basic institutions no longer work. Infrastructure is no longer reliable. Water, air and soil are poisoned. The population is left uneducated, untrained, impoverished, oppressed by organs of internal security and beset by despair. The state eventually goes bankrupt. Oligarchs respond to this steady deterioration by forcing workers to do more for less and launching self-destructive wars in the vain attempt to restore a lost golden age. They also insist, no matter how bad it gets, on maintaining their opulent and hedonistic lifestyles. They further tax the resources of the state, the ecosystem and the population with suicidal demands. They flee from the looming chaos into their gated compounds, modern versions of Versailles or the Forbidden City. They lose touch with reality. In the end, they are overthrown or destroy the state itself. There is no institution left in America that can be called democratic, and thus there is no internal mechanism to prevent a descent into barbarity.”

- Chris Hedges



"Trump says he is now open to more federal gun regulations and strengthening background checks...."

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:07:02 +0000

“Trump says he is now open to more federal gun regulations and strengthening background checks. Gun-rights advocates are shocked, shocked, since Trump in his campaign said some good things about gun control. But why the shock about Trump? He is a man of no principles whatsoever. He has no foundation, no ideology. Whatever sounds good to him at the time is what he believes.”

- Why the Shock about Trump?



"If you want to know what .@nytdavidbrooks knows about “respect”, start by talking to the..."

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:13:41 +0000

“If you want to know what .@nytdavidbrooks knows about “respect”, start by talking to the ex-wife he left for the 23 years younger research assistant on his last book about “character”. #Hypocrite #DoAsISayNotAsIDo”

- Secretly Psyched



"Evangelicalism is not fundamentally an intellectual organism but an apologetic one. For whatever..."

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:20:27 +0000

“Evangelicalism is not fundamentally an intellectual organism but an apologetic one. For whatever reasons Evangelicalism might have started, it has not come to inspire academic exploration but to maintain certain theological distinctives by intellectual means. These intellectual means are circumscribed by Evangelical dogma, though avoiding overt Fundamentalist anti-intellectualism.”

- The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind is that You Can’t Use It



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Why millennials should start thinking about being old in the workplace

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:33:37 +0000

Why millennials should start thinking about being old in the workplace:

Some of the language of ageism might look startlingly familiar to you. “There are a lot of ads that call for digital natives and are either coded or explicit making clear that they want someone who is not long out of school,” Ashton Applewhite, ageism expert and author of This Chair Rocks, told me. Shockingly, long-term unemployment rates are at 33 percent for workers 55 and older. “The personal and economic consequences are devastating. If we can’t support ourselves, who is going to take care of us?”

In fact, two-thirds of working adults between 45 and 74 say ageism has affected them, which coincides with the fact that age-discrimination suits have been on the rise in the last decade. And what’s considered “old” is only getting younger in some sectors. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allows lawsuits to be filed for ageism at age 40. But as Applewhite notes in her TED talk, “In Silicon Valley, engineers are getting Botoxed and hair-plugged before key interviews — and these are skilled white men in their 30s, so imagine the effects further down the food chain.”




"The Bible has caused so much damage. In many ways, it’s often been an agent of dragging everything..."

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:40:27 +0000

“The Bible has caused so much damage. In many ways, it’s often been an agent of dragging everything backwards.”

- Rob Bell