Daniel Ellsberg, best known for his publication of the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, has also made a significant contribution to the intellectual world with his best-known idea, the so-called "Ellsberg Paradox." It is as follows: Let's say there are two urns, each of which contains 100 balls, which are either red or black. One urn contains exactly 50 red balls and 50 black balls. The number of red and black balls in the other urn is unknown. If you draw a red ball from either urn without looking, you win $100.
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For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.