Monthly Archives: November 2008

Sunday Afternoon: Interfaith Nativity

I just got home from a meeting with representatives from four churches who hold services in the small town in which I live. The meeting was called by a friend of mine who thought it would be a good idea … Continue reading

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Earth, Meet Fomalhaut b

  Wow. The picture above is the first DIRECT VISIBLE-LIGHT snapshot of a planet that is in orbit around another star. This planet is circling a star named Fomalhaut, which is 25 light-years away and can be seen from the … Continue reading

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"Article of Faith" by Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick has a way of revealing truths about ourselves that are often uncomfortable. That they are truths and that he can present them so well in fiction is why I like his writing so much. The Kirinyaga series of … Continue reading

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Phoenix Lander

The Phoenix Lander recently stopped communicating with Earth (no contact since Nov. 2), ending it’s 6 month mission on Mars. This is the lander with the shovel that dug a deep hole in the surface of Mars, looking for evidence … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon: The Pontifical Academy on the Sciences

Last week, the Vatican hosted a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The subject was “Scientific Insight Into the Evolution of the Universe and of Life”. First thing, what is the Pontifical Academy of Sciences? It is an … Continue reading

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