Agnosticism and anthropomorphism in a conversation repeated beyond infinity

Is there any sort of deity or primordial creature whose dismembered body was used to create the earth and all of its features? Not Tiamat or Ymir per se, or even any being specifically identified by a past human culture, but is there something.

Obviously, we can’t know for sure one way or the other. This is a question science can’t ever really answer for us definitively. But maybe scientists are finally catching up to what past societies figured out long ago because, after all, stars going supernova to provide heavy elements necessary for life is a shockingly similar story to what has been passed down to us through ancient wisdoms.

I guess what any reasonable person has to answer is, ‘I don’t know’. However, the corpse of a massive supernatural being providing the physical basis for all life on earth can offer a lot of meaning for those who choose to believe in it, and I respect that.  Continue reading “Agnosticism and anthropomorphism in a conversation repeated beyond infinity”

Football is a numbers game, and not just because of gambling

The other day the New York Giants and New England Patriots won their respective NFL conferences, leading to a vague and simultaneous sense of déjà vu and malaise for the majority of the country outside of the Northeast.

Actually, most of the Boston area is probably feeling that, too, because they still have the sting of the Super Bowl following the 2007 season when the Patriots started with 18 consecutive wins only to finish with one Giant loss. Continue reading “Football is a numbers game, and not just because of gambling”