Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Carl Zimmer writes that large whales gulp their own weight in water twice a minute.
Wired reports that a Japanese lab has bred mice with no fear of cats, thanks (sort of) to genetic engineering.
Roy Innis, of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) has illustrated the importance of energy policy, arguing that what we really need is energy from coal.
Congressman Edward Markey, of Massachussets, attended the Bali conference on Global Warming in the form of an avatar -- a computer presence visible to the conference, speaking for Markey, and under his control.
A tribute to the late Madeleine L'Engle, in First Things.
Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, was 90 on the 16th . He is still alive.
"So let the pagans have Christmas as their most significant holiday. Easter is the central Christian holiday. And when we are known for our Easter, then we will have our Christmas back." From a re-posted Christianity Todayeditorial.
Bonnie is beginning a series on how scripture on gender roles has been interpreted: "We must recognize that interpretation of these texts is not always straightforward, while conceding that the call to extend grace, mercy, peace, gentleness, self-control, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness to one another -- male and female -- is clear indeed."
This week's Christian Carnival is here. For information on these Carnivals, go here.
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