Thursday, September 17, 2009

Utopia: Rules with Wiggle-Room

The utopia most people want is a rules-based life, with wiggle room, writes Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal.

Henninger contrasts the primal world of sports, governed by clearly-defined rules, with real life, in which no one knows the rules anymore.

The problem being that in real life we lack a final arbiter, so that wiggle-room has the tendency to expand, exponentially, each time a rule is challenged.

Muslim Creationism

Just to show Creationism isn't the exclusive preserve of Christian fundamentalists, here's an article (from this month's New Humanist) exploring Muslim Creationism.