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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sunspots 130


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




Humor:
The terrorists must have followed us home, creating a massive art installation in Chicago.

Science:
A physician, writing in Slate, claims that we shouldn't be so obsessed with cleanliness, and, in fact, should ingest more excrement for our health's sake. (warning -- a common four-letter word for excrement is used several times in the article).

Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Although he apparently deserves it, for his work on raising awareness of the coming climate change, a UK judge has ruled that there should be reservations about using An Inconvenient Truth in schools, because he was making a case, not always completely backed by scientific evidence. For example, it is not clear that Hurricane Katrina was directly due to increased global warming.

Politics:
Factcheck assesses claims made by the President, by candidates for President, and probably others. It seems to want the truth from both US political parties, and points out when it wasn't forthcoming. The same seems to be true of PolitiFact.

Henry Neufeld proposes his anti-terrorism policy.

Music:
(Actually, Art, in this case) New discoveries about the Mona Lisa, by da Vinci.


Christianity:
An article in Christianity Today on the reasons that the Bible allows for divorce, based on a study of the original language, and its cultural context.

Bonnie argues that the church must teach about proper sexual relationships, not just about improper ones.

Rebecca argues that KJV-onlyism is not truly compatible with a Bible-based doctrine.

An article, written for the "average Christian," on "The Spiritual Value of Wilderness ."


I normally include a link to the current Christian Carnival, but, so far, I haven't discovered the latest one.

2 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the link, Martin

Martin LaBar said...

You are welcome. Thanks for writing the essay.