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This is the Pontifications from on High blog, maintained by an anonymous hillbilly with no erudition or sophistication. Surely you have arrived here by accident.

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Critiques of Specialization: Heinlein and Chesterton

In the novel Time Enough for Love, Heinlein says “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze…


I avoid digital reading where I can. I want the tactile sense of a book in hand and the smell of its pages. I enjoy in old books the sense that many people have pored over the contents of that same volume. I think half the art of poetry is lost if it can’t be…

Homo ex Machina: Thoughts on Blade Runner

“I cannot forgive Descartes. In all his philosophy he would have been quite willing to dispense with God. But he had to make Him give a fillip to set the world in motion; beyond this, he has no further need of God.” -Blaise Pascal, Pensées It is difficult to find anything on which everyone agrees…

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