Why are conservatives so intolerant?

by Craige McMillan -- "To be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false; this is the mark and character of intelligence." --Emanuel Swedenborg more…

Why are liberals so intolerant?

by Craige McMillan --  "Truth is the greatest of all national possessions. A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it, deserves to collapse." --Kurt Eisner more…

Where is your God?

by Craige McMillan -- I believe it was Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut first to orbit the earth, who upon his return assured the world that God most certainly did not exist more…

Skinner's rats escaping the cage

by Craige McMillan -- "If the laboratory rat could be taught to press a lever by rewarding him with pellets of pressed barley, then psychologists could teach man to save his soul more…

Warning: Constitutional revision ahead

by Craige McMillan -- Memo: To All Americans From: President Bill Clinton Re: U.S. Constitution Hi, y'all! As you might have noticed, a few things have changed during my time as president. more…

In the long run

by Craige McMillan -- "In the long run -- we are all dead." That little quip is blunt, but the vast majority of us live as if it were true. And not more…

The tear that changed the world

by Craige McMillan -- There were a lot of tears in the room where I spent Saturday morning. They seeped out the edges of the eyelids of the elderly -- those thought more…

Incontrovertible proof of God

by Craige McMillan -- Most of us -- if we think about it at all -- probably suppose that the end of the world will begin with the push of a red more…

God and the Easter Bunny

by Craige McMillan -- Spring break seems early this year. But then it has been a mild winter here in Seattle. Perhaps Al Gore was right -- and global warming is becoming more…

Deception Pass

by Craige McMillan -- As Western Washington breaks up into the coastline and islands of Puget Sound, many beautiful landmarks emerge. Last week I was standing on one: 182 feet above the more…