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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Sunspots 421

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

The Arts: A writer for Wired reflects on the reasons for, and effects of, "binge watching." (That means using Netflix or its competitors, or DVDs, to watch several episodes of a TV show at once.)

Christianity: This is not a recommendation -- I don't know enough about the organization, and haven't read enough of their web site -- but the motto of Day Star Research is promising: "Ending the Christian Holy War on Science."

Todd Wood reacts to an article by Vern Poythress on the "Adam debate." There are a lot of interesting ideas in the reaction. One idea that I should have had long ago -- Jesus presumably had a Y chromosome, but didn't get it from his parents. It must have been created for him at some point in His early development.

Science: According to the New York Times, cockroach populations given poison in sugar solutions evolved so that sugar sends a signal to a portion of their brain that interprets the taste as if it were bitter, not sweet.

National Public Radio reports on how cherries from Hungary have been used in cherry-breeding work in the US. Apparently Hungarians take cherries very seriously.

NPR also reports on the use of live human lung cells (cultured) to detect air pollution.

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atlibertytosay said...

Maybe possibly a stretch but could that "Y" chromosone or lack thereof be part of his compassion?

Men (the male) are I suppose more aggressive and in a parenting situation the father is considered the disciplinary and the mother considered the compassion.

I dunno … just a thought.

I'm not implying Jesus was feminine, but I am implying that he was more compassionate and less agressive then the men around him.

atlibertytosay said...

Cherries were a serious part of the founding of this country and an important part of the founding of our capitol.

Martin LaBar said...

Christ was compassionate, probably more so than anyone else has ever been. That didn't make Him effeminate, but as humans should be.

If he didn't have a Y chromosome, he would have (barring miracles, of course -- God could have done anything) not been male, and his parents would have noticed this very early.