Author Archives: Jordan

White horses and other mysticism.

This is not going to be a long post, I hope.  I am still recovering from the shock that Tim Tebow did not win his playoff game against the Patriots.  Bad things do happen to good people, even if the … Continue reading

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Once in a Mormon moment

I was bored in lab one day and as I waited for some experiment to finish I stumbled across this very peculiar idea of the “Mormon moment.”  I didn’t know what the heck it meant, but one week later I saw … Continue reading

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What do we know about being “born this way?”

This has been one of the most exciting NBA playoffs for me in quite awhile.  Every series has been interesting.  Watching Z-Bo (Zach Randolph for you non-basketball fans) mature into a force of nature to hating the Heat and watching … Continue reading

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Science vs all comers

A topic that has always fascinated me is science versus religion.  I love competitive sports.  I love combat sports.  I love watching great fight cards in boxing or mixed martial arts.  Quick shoutout: Good luck to GSP tonight as he … Continue reading

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American Religion X

Disclaimer:  This is not actually based on the 1998 movie of similar name, nor does it really have anything to do with that movie or themes contained therein.  However, if narrating it in the smooth comforting voice of Edward Norton … Continue reading

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Mormonism in the media

I’m not usually one to air my dirty laundry in public, but I have a confession:  I have probably one of the world’s worst media filters.  I will watch any TV show at least once.  I prided myself that through … Continue reading

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C’mon man, Brandon Davies edition

So, I’ve waited on commenting on this story, but on the day of the MWC finals game between San Diego State and BYU I thought I’d try to get some thoughts down.  First of  all, I don’t believe a BYU … Continue reading

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Wrestling Women’

At the close of the winter sport season for high schools, state individual wrestling tournaments are either finishing are about to be completed.  I had the opportunity to help coach at a local high school and watch my athletes compete … Continue reading

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Single People in the Mormon Church

So this week all the bloggers at Mormon Perspectives have been writing about this article in the New York Times: Single, Female, Mormon, Alone.  In brief, the article tells one woman’s account of single life in the Mormon church and … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley

This might be a little off the beaten path.  It is definitely out of the realm of my expertise.  Recently, I have been reading a little bit from some works by Masahiro Mori, a famous Japanese robotocist.  Almost 40 years … Continue reading

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