Category Archives: Middle East

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 1, 2013)

Economics Know your branches of economics. Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand are the happiest places on earth. Gender A new study reveals that watching porn makes one less supportive of affirmative action toward women. Tips for a male academic. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 12/23/2011

Wow!  With the semester over, I’m finally caught up with the news.  Once the semester starts again, I’ll probably have a harder time blogging frequently, but we shall see how the next semester is treating me.  Till then, here’s some … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 11/27/2011

This is a late post.  Usually I try to post something at least once a week, but school has been catching up to me and I’ve been busy.  We’ll see if the holidays and school will keep me busier. Art … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 10/02/2011

Books Google puts the Dead Sea Scrolls online (in high resolution). Guide to fantasy and/or sci-fi books. Economics When it comes to economics, “we’re all Mormons now.” Studies show that when women take on their husbands’ last name, she gets … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 09/18/2011

Emotions New camera looks at faces and can detect when we’re lying just by our emotional appearance. Environment More evidence for evolution: Dinosaur feathers have been found stuck in amber.  It’s Jurassic Park style. Ethics Chart on abortion per state … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End of Faith by Sam Harris

I have read three of the four so called “Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  They are: Sam Harris, Daniel Dennet, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens.  I don’t plan on reading Dawkins book, at least not for a while.  From the excerpts … Continue reading

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Theories for the Middle East Conflict

As promised from a previous post, I would present some theories or models as to why there’s a huge conflict in the Middle East.  These aren’t my views.  They are views that I have picked up over time and have … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: What Went Wrong? and The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis

Over this past weekend, I read two books by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis. First, I’m not a fan of his writing style.  It’s clear, but he talks up different paths and then he (hopefully) gets to reader to conclude where … Continue reading

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