Posts Tagged Scott Simon

The manger and the myth

Posted 11 December 2010 by
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On Weekend Edition Saturday on December 11, 2010, there was a story about views about the Nativity of Jesus Christ on opposite sides of the Lincoln Tunnel. Atheists, on the New Jersey side, said “You know it’s a myth.” Roman Catholics, on the New York side, said “You know it’s real.” To both sides, I have an answer for you.

Yes.

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A collision of thoughts

Posted 20 November 2009 by
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Steam Engine Collision

It can be interesting looking at the wreckage after two thoughts collide. Back in 1977, I was taking a class on the history of the American City from Dr. Donald Oster (now an associate professor emeritus) at the then-University of Missouri-Rolla.  At the start of class one day, he told us of a discussion the [...]

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Obama as Nobel Laureate: To see ourselves as others see us

Posted 10 October 2009 by
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One of the first things I heard today on Weekend Edition Saturday was Scott Simon’s essay “Gandhi, King, Walesa, Mandela—Obama?” The essay ends with this twist. The president said yesterday, “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize.” [...]

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