Tag Archives: David Hume

A New Riddle of Induction (#poem)

We have such unfounded confidence that The future will be like the past that We are constantly disappointed in the Present. The future betrays us daily. So I can’t be blamed for thinking you’d Be here still—as you always were. … Continue reading

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If correlation isn’t causation, what is?

If you get into any kind of discussion of a controversial topic these days, someone is likely to try to shut you down with a simple “correlation does not prove causation, stupid” kind of refrain. And they are correct that … Continue reading

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Why I Am Afraid To Die

My interest in the topic of this blog arose several years ago from a conversation with a scholar visiting from China. She had studied Christianity in China and was interested in meeting Christians in the United States and learning more … Continue reading

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The Proper Way to Grieve for a Child: Cicero’s Example

In advising us on how to respond when we encounter someone who has lost a child or suffered an equally calamitous loss, the stoic philosopher, Epictetus said, “Don’t reduce yourself to his level, and certainly do not moan with him. … Continue reading

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