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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sunspots 141


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




(In case anyone is counting, not only did I post Sunspots 140 twice, but it was supposed to be Sunspots 139. Sigh)

Science:
According to New Scientist, there is a small chance than an asteroid will hit Mars soon, leaving a large crater. Carl Zimmer also writes about this, on Wired.

Carl Zimmer reports on a possible ancestor of whales. Trust me, the picture doesn't look anything like a whale!

On the biological (not miraculous) possibility of virgin birth in humans .

Computing:
Slate has an article on the best free web-based games.

In The Philosopher's Magazine, a short article on selling virtual items for real money .

Literature:
A post on the 10 best science-fiction short stories dealing with religion.


Christianity:
Christianity Today
has an article that says that "no room at the inn" is a mis-translation.

Henry Neufeld, writing about the Incarnation, says that "You see, faith is not particularly scientific," and explains. He often writes about science, by the way.


This week's Christian Carnival is here. For information on these Carnivals, go here.


Thanks for reading! Keep clicking away.

2 comments:

benjiovercash said...

Thanks for mentioning the CT article. I hadn't read it, but I just posted on this a couple of days ago. I'll have to post a link to it, too.

Martin LaBar said...

I'll check your post, which I seem to have missed, so far.

Thanks for your comment.