Monthly Archives: February 2015

CONSCIOUSNESS IS BORN OF THE BRAIN, NOT FATHERED BY A GOD by Perry Mann

Julian, Here is another one. Hope it’s warm where you are. [Sure, it was down to 7 last night] CONSCIOUSNESS IS BORN OF THE BRAIN, NOT FATHERED BY A GOD Rene Descartes, (1596-1650) French philosopher, viewed the physical world as mechanistic … Continue reading

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TOLSTOY’S CATEGORIES OF CRIMINALS Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) at about age fifty experienced a moral conversion that caused him to become a socialist and a pacifist. He liberated the serfs that lived on his vast estate during the time this … Continue reading

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Healing Powers of a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

A tale I forgot to include in my book The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA:  A neighbor told me that thrush (Candida albicans) , a mouth and throat yeast  infection sometimes suffered by babies, could be cured by the seventh … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM UNBRIDLED OR BRIDLED by Perry Mann

CAPITALISM UNBRIDLED OR BRIDLED “The American Dream remains alive. It is threatened, however, by those who would seek to have the government punish those who reach too high a level of success.” The words are those of Mike Stuart, a … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM’S COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES by Perry Mann

CAPITALISM’S COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES I am prompted to write this in reply to a piece written by a Republican politician that has in it these words: “No reasonable person would consider trading the economic freedom and prosperity of free-market capitalism … Continue reading

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“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HUMAN BEING?” by Perry Mann

“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HUMAN BEING?” In reading an article on Thoreau, I discovered the question that is the title of this article. It intrigued me. Just what does it mean to be a human being? The … Continue reading

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A CRITIQUE OF AN ANTI-ABORTION OP-ED by Perry Mann

A CRITIQUE OF AN ANTI-ABORTION OP-ED Jeremiah Dys, president of The Family Policy Council of West Virginia, in a column titled “Taxpayers must not finance abortions,” objects to the position of Planned Parenthood regarding tax dollars to fund elective abortion … Continue reading

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