UNICEF estimates that a child under 15 dies every 5 seconds from extreme poverty. A large majority of these deaths are children under 5 years old and at least half are newborns. They die from diseases such as malaria and intestinal worms or because they don't have access to clean … [Read more...] about What Is Our Moral Obligation To Those In Extreme Poverty?
A few years ago our family outgrew a small 900 square foot bungalow built in 1912. It was a charming little house in an eclectic neighborhood but we were about to have our second child and figured that we needed another bedroom. Most people in the neighborhood had no kids or if … [Read more...] about Is There Free Will To Change Who You Are?
There are a couple horses that live near our house and hang out in the pasture by the road. Occassionally my kids will comment on whether they look happy, sad, hungry, cold or even bored. When they saw the horses while it was snowing, they worried they were too cold. If we drove … [Read more...] about Can We Truly Empathize With Animals?
Everyone is familiar with the phrase, "seeing is believing." But sometimes the things we see can totally throw us off, make us do a double-take or leave us speechless. No, I'm not talking about scenes from Real Housewives. I'm referring to those times when our senses (see, hear, … [Read more...] about Descartes Would Lose It After Seeing This Window
Philosophy. Just the word sounds a little overly pretentious. When I was a kid I thought philosophy was about creating purposefully vague statements that somehow included deep meaning. I remember hearing the paradox: "Can God create a rock so big that even he can't lift it." To … [Read more...] about What I Learned Reading Plato With My Kids