Take a look at the front page of today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch. You can see the photo of an Iraqi man grieving over the body of his three-year-old daughter outside of the Baghdad hospital. According to the paper, “the girl was killed and three other family members injured when they were caught in crossfire as […]
Here’s the story. But, of course, it is more important to get rid of gay military translators than to communicate with residents of Iraq.
A couple of summers ago, my husband and I attended a wedding that took place just outside Missoula, Montana, where one of our sons lives. The groom is an incredibly nice man whose family is from India. He and his family are Christian, not Hindu. His uncle, who participated in the wedding ceremony, is a […]
To continue with a posting trend we started a couple days ago, I wanted to recommend a terrific book called Powers of Ten: About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe, by Philip Morrison and Phylis Morrison, originally published in 1982 by scientific American Library. [It appears that new softcover copies of this book […]
How do people who believe the Bible to be inerrant reconcile the Old Testmament version of God with the New Testament’s version? They don’t often try. Rather, they cherry pick. They tell the Noah story by focusing on God’s “saving” of Noah’s family, rather than firmly acknowledging God’s decision to commit cold senseless genocide regarding everyone else (even the […]
(In re Erich’s Snowflake Architecture) I have always been impressed by the history of snowflake photography, and all the forms of micro-, mega-, high-speed, etc. non-human-scale pictures. But I often find many look-worthy things on human scale just walking around the neighborhood. Just walking and seeing the world around me. In this case, also listening […]
My city (St. Louis) is still covered with traffic-clogging snow needing to be hefted from sidewalks. I was glad that I happened onto these photos to remind me what is really going on out there. As in the previous post about the Hubble photos, the human eye gets such a narrow slice of what is […]
This is a six-minute video of several of the Hubble telescope’s great accomplishments. Who said scientists can’t be inspirational?