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Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 5 (part 1)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Well, it’s the last scene of Act 3 and THEY’VE FINALLY MADE IT TO BED. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 5 (part 1)

Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 4


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

It’s generally believed that Romeo and Juliet could easily be a comedy IF ONLY Mercutio and Tybalt hadn’t died, and that their duel is what turns the entire play from a comedy into a tragedy. However, it can effectively be argued that this is the scene that really removes any hope of a happy ending. And it’s ALL CAPULET’S FAULT. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 4

Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 3 (part 2)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

When we last left our hero, he was lying on the floor of Friar Laurence‘s cell, being overly melodramatic and self-indulgent. As usual. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 3 (part 2)

Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 3 (part 1)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Romeo is about to make a fool of himself. Again, I mean. It’s not like this is the first time in the play that he’s made a fool of himself. …

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Fabricating Jesus


( – Valerie Tarico:

David Chumney spent almost three decades as an ordained Presbyterian minister before quietly exiting the ministry and Christianity itself. He now describes himself as agnostic, but his exodus from the Church didn’t end his fascination with New Testament studies or his quest to separate history from mythology in the biblical record. He tackles the fraught topic in his new book, Jesus Eclipsed. …

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David Chumney: Jesus Eclipsed: How Searching the Scriptures Got in the Way of Recounting the Facts

Romeo And Juliet: Act 3, Scene 2


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

We’ve had our overdose of testosterone, what with Mercutio and Tybalt and Romeo and all the mindless violence. Let’s check back in with the feminine half of this story. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo And Juliet: Act 3, Scene 2

The Corrosive Effect of Darwin


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Williams Jennings Bryan, the famous protagonist in the Scopes Monkey Trial, warned that this would happen. He said back then, “If Darwinism could make an agnostic of Darwin, what is its effect likely to be upon students to whom Darwinism is taught at the very age when they are throwing off parental authority and becoming independent? Darwin’s guess gives the student an excuse for rejecting the authority of God, an excuse that appeals to him more strongly at this age than at any other stage in life.” He also saw evolution as a slippery slope, saying “Evolution naturally leads to agnosticism and, if continued, finally to atheism.” …

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Daniel C. Dennett: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Wikipedia: Daniel C. Dennett: Darwin’s Dangerous Idea

Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 4)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, let’s wrap this whole messy marketplace thing up…

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 4)

The Human Mind as a Host for Contagious Ideas


( – Valerie Tarico:

I like to think that I am the master of my thoughts – that I generate and control them and that they serve my own purposes. But that is only one way to look at things. …

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Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 3)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

In case you’ve forgotten where we left off with Romeo and Juliet, everything was going to hell in a handbasket. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 3)