In this article for the times, the eminently quotable Stanley Fish discusses the merits of philosophy (as an academic discipline not as the intellectual exercise that most of us engage in each day). I rather like his view of relativism as he focuses on the epistemology of moral claims rather than the ontology. I also tend to agree with his view of academic philosophy though, like all esoteric and specialized disciplines, its value goes far beyond its practicality.
Mario Livio for The Scientific American explains why math works. For non-subscribers, there’s a short, two paragraph introduction here.
Thanks to Don Sudduth for the pointers.
An example of some of the interesting approaches one must take to solving the apparent conflict between divine providence and human freedom.
Can you “tweet” prayers to God?