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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sunspots 645

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

Christianity: Benjamin L. Corey is not at all happy about President Trump's threat to destroy the entire population of North Korea, and he's even less happy with Franklin Graham's reaction to the speech.

The editor of Christianity Today weighs in on athletics and the national anthem.

Ken Schenck answers the question, "Who is God?"

A writer in the Washington Post compares Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick, and reaches a sobering conclusion about today's Christianity.

Food: The New York Times reports that the plants that produce chocolate may be in danger from a fungus.

History: (and politics) Listverse describes 10 states of the US that never came into being, but were more or less seriously proposed.

Humor: (not really, but I don't have a category for this one) Listverse also reports on 10 things were are running out of. Interesting, and scary.

Politics: (Sort of) FiveThirtyEight points out that the news media, including some important "mainstream" entities, treat probabilities as if they were certainties, and those who are predicting (meteorologists and polling organizations) are putting out probabilities.

Science: (or extraplanetary travel) Listverse tells us why a trip to Mars would be more uncomfortable than most of us would think.

Scientific American reports, somewhat poetically (!) on the discovery of fungi, living about a half mile down in bedrock. The article mentions that possibly one-fifth of all the living things on earth live in the earth's crust, seldom, if ever, seen.

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FancyHorse said...

President Trump's threats against North Korea have recently faded into the background, with his fanning the flame of NFL and other sports' protests, and Alabama's U.S. senate election. It is very serious indeed, and morally repugnant.

I still hold the same opinion about the NFL protests; it is an expression of free speech, much like burning the flag, which has been declared a constitutional right.

Interesting, the article comparing Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick. I posted a piece from the Babylon Bee (a satire site) about them on Facebook:

Martin LaBar said...

That's my view of the NFL protests (or whatever they should be called).

It's interesting that Tebow and Kaepernick have been compared by others, but, I guess, not surprising.

Thanks again for your comment.