The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 3/29/2015.
Around the time I turned six years old, a funny thing happened. Starting in 1984, each successive month was warmer than its 20th century global average. That doesn’t mean December 1985 was warmer than November 1985. It means December 1985 was warmer, around the world, than the average temperature in December from 1900-1985. So was January 1986. And so was February 1986.
And June 1992. March
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With the exception of hysterical One Direction fans, this week’s Twitter trends featured some important topics. Unusually, the majority of Irish Tweeters were very politically aware and discussed everything from Irish politics and world news, to depression and murder trials. Here is the best of this week’s trends and tweets. Heroic Hozier #SSM Two weeks ago, on [...]
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In this recent essay at The New York Times, philosopher Gary Gutting argues that the Catholic Church should reconsider its ban on gay sex and its opposition to gay marriage, for explicitly Catholic reasons. He is especially critical of “natural law” arguments against homosexuality. It’s mostly a sensible essay, I think, but it is not…
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