I, Robot

V.I.K.I.: "I will not disable the security field. Your efforts are futile." Sonny: "Do you think we were all created for a purpose? I'd like to think so." Sonny: [Looks at his hand] "Denser alloy. My father gave it to me. I think he wanted me to kill you." — from the 2004 movie version of Isaac ... Continue reading

Wild child

"This is an important point in my life and I need to take responsibility for my actions. In the future, I plan on taking more of an active role in the decisions I make ... Although I am scared, I am ready to begin my jail sentence." — Attorney Richard Hutton's statement on behalf of Paris Hilton as ... Continue reading

Was God in New Orleans?

About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were sacrificing at the Temple in Jerusalem. "Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than other people from Galilee?" he asked. "Is that why they suffered? Not at all! And you will also perish ... Continue reading

Divine foreknowledge and free will

Having just written some things on the question of free will (Free Will and Felines), I discovered this excellent discussion at Radical Congruency on the question of free will and what God knows about the future. Go take a look and see what you think. ... Continue reading

Free will and felines

It was the cat's fault—that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Don't get me wrong, I like cats. Most of them are psychotic serial killers, but they have their moments, like when they drop a gift of bird entrails on your front porch. Cats are adorable. Even by cat standards, "Manson" was weird. ... Continue reading