Black Investment

“A black kid who believes he will face daunting societal obstacles is likely to underinvest in trying to climb society’s rungs. Every black student in the country needs to know that his return on investment in education is, if anything, higher than for white...

Snobs

“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho Marx

Emotions

Emotions aren’t irrational; they are expressions of thought. When our emotions seem inappropriate, it is because our thoughts are inappropriate. When our emotions are appropriate, go to it; emote some more. Let the importance of your thoughts be demonstrated…or emote...

Rats & Roaches

“Rats and roaches live by competition under the law of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.” – Wendell Berry

Conception

“The [human] egg is one hundred times larger than the sperm it pairs with. Fortunately, the sperm doesn’t have to force its way in, but is welcomed like a long-lost if curiously diminutive friend. The sperm passes through an outer barrier called the zona pellucida...

Scrutable

It is not unusual to hear learned theologians argue for the inscrutability of God, but this position usually is a smokescreen that serves to halt opposing arguments. He implies that further debate is rebellion against God but it probably means his own argument is...