You can read about it here. An excerpt from the article: More people in Britain think religion causes harm than believe it does good, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today. It shows that an overwhelming majority see religion as a cause of division and tension – greatly outnumbering the smaller majority who also believe […]
We’re right in the middle of massively expensive Christmas displays. No, not just the light displays. I’m referring to the numerous expenditures of time, energy and money that, because they are expensive, serve as reliable messages to others that we are interested in bonding with them . . . or not. Christmas is as good […]
As regular readers know, I take an interest not only in science, but in the evolution of science. Back before Newton proposed the bold theory that the force holding us to the ground was the same thing that guided the heavenly bodies, everyone knew that the grave matter of original sin was what kept man […]
“Build a Solar System” is a great site for helping to visualize the size of the solar System and (as the author writes) the “REAL definition of ‘space.’” You start by filling in the size of your sun (in inches or mm). The site then calculates the relative sizes and distances of the various planets. As helpful […]
I can’t reveal how I obtained a copy of the dramatic memo re-printed below. It is important reading for anyone who might someday die. It is a rare candid glimpse into the mind of the Creator of the Universe. To: Heaven Admission Screeners From: God Date: December 23, 2006 Re: Criteria for Admittance to Heaven […]
Here is a short video of two of the actors doing about ten of the voices (on the Conan O’Brien Show). I hadn’t before seen their faces. Some good laughs to be had here.
This important thought occurred to me today as I walked safely through a park. How different things would be if packs of squirrels suddenly attacked people and devoured them? What if squirrels (rodents of the family Sciuridae) attacked humans with such vigor that they were known as the “piranhas of the woods?” A stroll in the park […]