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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunspots 588

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

Christianity: A Relevant columnist discusses her experiences with online dating.
Benjamin L. Corey re-examines Romans 8:28, the verse that seems to be saying that all things work together for our good.

Relevant tells us that being in the center of God's will isn't always safe.

Literature: Listverse notes 10 important works written while the author was in prison. (Not included: Revelation, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail.")

Politics: Relevant points out that "Jesus Never Worried About Politics."

Science: Listverse on ten animal species that show real intelligence.
Listverse also has an article on ten of the most important crop plants, that had their genomes changed significantly by ancient humans.

Wired reports that horse racers are using DNA testing in developing successful race horses.

Wired reports that there are underwater heat waves, and they are devastating to marine life.

DarkSiteFinder is designed to show us how well we can, or can't, see the stars at night, because of light pollution. It has a link to an detailed map.

Sports: Wired tells us that athletes in most Olympic events are helped by various equipment enhancements, and, actually, are cyborgs, rather than pure humans.

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FancyHorse said...

The two articles from Relevant are worth reading, and thinking about. The first is a new way of thinking, and I can see his point. I am so sorry that he lost three of his children.

The second Relevant article's headline was a bit shocking. I was prepared to argue, until I read it! The safety is eternal security, not physical safety.

The article about Olympic athletes was interesting. The technology is very helpful, but I think it should be equally available for all athletes competing in the same event.

Martin LaBar said...

As always, thank you for your comments.