Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Alan Jacobs, C. S. Lewis scholar, has a great piece in Books and Culture on how blogs, by their very structure, do not and cannot lead to serious conversations about issues. I've been wondering more and more about the importance of this blog, and his article points toward it having even less than I thought . . .
A review of a Christian science fiction book that I haven't seen. (I found the post through the Christian Carnival.)
From New Scientist:
>A man in a minimally conscious state for almost two decades has recovered consciousness, due to growth of new neural pathways, and, apparently, even growth of new neurons.
>Unfertilized human eggs have been made to produce embryonic stem cells, therefore, perhaps, eliminating ethical and religious objections to obtaining such cells from human embryos.
>A study indicates that as many as 10 species of birds are becoming extinct every year.
>Desert ants have a mechanism, as yet undetermined, for keeping track of how many steps they have taken away from home.
When I don't tell where I found an item above, I either found it directly, or was probably pointed to it by the Librarian's Internet Index, SciTech Daily, or Arts and Letters Daily. All of these sources are great.
Thanks for reading! Keep clicking away.
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