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    In which evolution makes me wonder about church

    Dear friends, Please check out these videos, hosted by yours truly. They have not yet been officially released but you’re hereby invited to take a sneak peek. The video above is the first of four I have worked on with Andrew Root, Tony Jones, David Wood, and the good people at Imago Creative. All four are now up […]

    My eclipse story

    Totality, here we come! (Yes that’s a penguin in the background. His name is Roger. He travels with us. I forgot to get glasses for him) I WE LEFT ATLANTA late Sunday afternoon, in search of a shadow. We ate dinner on the way and arrived in Blairsville in time to swim for an hour. […]

    The end of the world (of facts)

    IN MY VIEW, facts are divine gifts, fixed points in an ever-turbulent world. But these days facts are slipping through our fingers, as anyone who keeps up with the news can tell you. It’s happening in politics and religion, yes, but also in science, and in increasingly blatant ways. A few months ago I posed a […]

    The big one is coming

    Total solar eclipse of November 2012, photographed from Queensland, Australia. Click image to enlarge THE INTERNETS OVERHYPE everything, and everything includes astronomical events. Take, for example, last month’s full moon-eclipse-comet incident. Online media had a whale of a time with that one, with headlines national and otherwise trumpeting it as a Triple Treat, a Stargazer’s Delight, a […]

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