Can Human Behavior Be Explained?

Can Human Behavior Be Explained?

In Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky tries to explain the seemingly irrational behavior of humans in psychological terms. First published in 1864, the novella is a fascinating character study that has been called the first existentialist work of fiction. The narrator, “Underground Man,” is quite unreliable; since you can’t trust…

Random Reflections 6

Random Reflections 6

Zillions of hand sanitizers going for $1/bottle at Walmart, and apparently no takers. Might be smart to buy the whole lot and wait for the next new pathogen. It won’t be a long wait. The senses deteriorate with age. On a recent walk, I passed the local Starbucks and couldn’t…

Great Entertainment – The Chosen

Great Entertainment – The Chosen

A reader of this blog recommended The Chosen several months ago. What a show. The Chosen is a multi-season dramatic series about the life of Jesus Christ. It combines a faithful rendering of the Bible with creative but totally plausible backstories about the characters that make the events described in…