Bruce Springsteen and the artistic necessity of cultural appropriation

The Boss’ new album will be composed of entirely culturally appropriated songs, a collection of “soul music” covers, but that is inherently a good thing.  Harold Bloom’s seminal The Anxiety of Influence reveals why all art, if not all ideas entirely, can be seen as the product of cultural appropriation.  Bruce Springsteen is just the… Continue reading Bruce Springsteen and the artistic necessity of cultural appropriation

Modern physics is as faith-based and evidence-free as any religion

New theories abound, but sadly few if any can be proved by experiment in the traditional scientific manner.  Instead, whether scientists are claiming there is no such thing as time or the universe sprung from an anti-universe, they are exercises in mathematics completely divorced from reality and observation.  This is why we’ve had no new… Continue reading Modern physics is as faith-based and evidence-free as any religion