John Watkinson ponders religions. One of the traps into which the unscientific often fall is wish thinking, which is thinking something is true because it would be nice. It would be nice if we had guardian angels. It would be nice if there were an afterlife and a heaven, but it doesn’t mean there is.…

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John Watkinson contemplates inequality. Tragic recent events have led to riots and to the slogan that black lives matter. As Martin Luther King observed, riots are what happens when people feel they don’t have a voice.  Using simplistic logic, breaking social distancing rules in the middle of a pandemic is at least unwise. As Private…

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