Category: science

Going Cheney on climate

Last week, Thomas Friedman’s Tuesday column in the New York Times began like this: In 2006, Ron Suskind published “The One Percent Doctrine,” a book about the U.S. war on terrorists after 9/11. The...

This Advent calendar is far out

The Big Picture Blog does it again. This time it’s a fantastic Advent calendar. (OK, actually it’s a first-25-days-of-December calendar, but I can overlook the error.) Each day brings a new photo from the...

The God gene

Spin of the double helix at Bryan Owen over at the Creedal Christian.

The mysteries of nature

It’s tempting to think we know almost everything. After all, we have high-resolution spy satellites to peer down at us. We have instruments to detect subatomic particles (or something like that, I never really...

Can’t judge a virus by its cover

Swine flu is actually nice looking. Then again maybe regular flu is nice looking too. From the CDC, but I found this on BoingBoing, where they add an important note: “FACT: If you tilt...

Of swine flu, hype, and church

I’ve been trying to parse the news explosion around swine flu. It’s still not clear to me if this is a real health threat or if it’s in the family of the buy-duct-tape-to-stop-terror hype...

We are but a blip

Looking at the big picture, or perhaps I should say long picture, humanity is a blip. Have a look. Four billion years compressed into 60 seconds. Tip of the hat to gizmodo.

Frankincense and mirth

I knew there was another reason to like incense. Well, besides the sheer look of great clouds of billowing smoke and the sound of the thurible swinging and the prayers and… It turns out...

Anglicanism = jello?

Is this a subtle commentary on Anglicanism? Probably not, though I don’t think the comparison is without merit. Yes, that’s what it is. An audio recording of a wobbling jello mold in the shape...

Corn starch amazement

This is making the rounds on the Internets. Thanks, Beth, for emailing it. Watch and be amazed. I’m wondering how I could use this as a sermon illustration and set this up in church.