Q&A: “Ever wonder why God continues to punish us???”

(From a social media friend) Answer: That question assumes an awful lot, and it doesn’t offer any insight into what’s going on with your life. Still, I’ll try to give you what has helped me. 1. God is not the Creator of evil. 2. God’s initial design for us humans in this life was not …

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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI | MIT Technology Review

.... From the outset, there were two schools of thought regarding how understandable, or explainable, AI ought to be. Many thought it made the most sense to build machines that reasoned according to rules and logic, making their inner workings transparent to anyone who cared to examine some code. Others felt that intelligence would more …

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The Real Saint Nicholas | Christian History

December 6 marks Saint Nicholas Day, and I thought I'd mark the beginning of the Christmas season by telling the story of Santa Claus's namesake. But before I do, I should remark that, historically speaking, there's not much we really know about Nicholas. Though he's one of the most popular saints in the Greek and …

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