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太 初 有 道 , 道 与 神 同 在 , 道 就 是 神 。

John 1 in Chinese. At My translation back from Chinese would be something like “In the beginning was the Path. The Path was with God. The Path was God.” Path, here, dao4 道, is the same word I translated as “principle” in the “Eight Step Program” post. It meant, originally, a simple road; you […]

The Appeal of Authority

My take on Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, at Pajamas Media. Update: I just said something in a comment elsewhere that I wish I’d have said in the article. See, this is the argument the people on the “left” side are having trouble with: Jonah didn’t say the Progressives were Nazis. He just makes a historical […]

Nothing is random

Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be, whether a long string of perfectly blue days that begin and end in golden dimness, the most seemingly chaotic political acts, the rise of a great city, the crystalline structure of a gem that has never seen the light, the distributions of fortune, what time the milkman […]

The Black Swan

Why making twenty million dollars as a trader doesn’t mean you have a good strategy. Why having someone on TV, saying a particular hospital cured their cancer, doesn’t mean the cancer treatment is any more effective than other places.


I’m inaugurating a new category, Books.  It’s about books. Blogging is all about  creativity.