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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sunspots 75

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Politics: Joe Carter pens an "Open Letter to the Religious Right." (By most standards, he's one of them.) Sample: As a matter of political liberty I believe it is important that we support such issues as prayer in schools and public displays of religious symbols. But I can’t imagine that on the Day of Judgment I’ll hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant…you have faithfully fought to keep the Ten Commandments in the courthouse.” More likely we’ll all be asked why we didn’t spend more time concerned about our neighbors in Darfur or fighting the pandemic of AIDS. Perhaps we should rethink our priorities and put the first things first. A Christianity Today article on finding Biblical principles relating to the immigration debate. This isn't really very political, but it's interesting -- some doodles, and other art work, by U. S. Presidents.

Science: Tarantula spiders can spin silk with their feet!

From the Scientific American blog: How airplanes really fly, explained, more than once.

Literature: Slate has published John Keats' poem "To Autumn," with a little background, from a letter by Keats.

Christianity: A blog post, mostly a book review, that claims that most children are being deprived of contact with nature in anything like the wild, and that this is important to their spiritual growth. This week's Christian Carnival is here. (For information on locating these Carnivals, see here.)

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.

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