It might be safe to say that the clever talking serpent in Genesis 3 is a character familiar to most people. (Less people probably know that there is a talking donkey as well in Numbers 22.) The serpent is an interesting character known for deceiving Eve and leading humanity into a fall into sin
On December 4, 2013 In Art, Creationism, Evangelicalism, Featured, History, Literature and Reading, Movie Reviews, Myth, Opinion, Toledo Faith and Values
This week I have a piece on Aronofsky’s upcoming movie, “Noah,” over at our local hub for the Religion News Service, Toledo Faith & Values. In it I look at early evangelical criticism of the film—which won’t release until 2014—and what it will take for Noah to be an epic movie. I’m not one to
“How will the world change if we do not question it?” – Kate DiCamillo, The Magician’s Elephant
What would it mean to write the history of an age not only from what has been saved but also from what has been lost? What would it mean to write a history concerned not only with the lives of the famous but also with the lives of the obscure?
We rely on our brains, so the idea of your brain tricking you might be disheartening, but it’s a reality. The brain gathers information and fills in the gaps. Sometimes we see things that we think are there and make judgments about the world based on that observation, but sometimes it’s all in our
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem that immortalized Gilgamesh, a ruler of Uruk (modern day Iraq) around 2500 BCE. The oldest extant copy (discovered in 1853) of the Epic in Akkadian is from 1800 BCE, though the stories likely pre-date that copy by several hundred years. The oldest recorded human epic, it is
On November 10, 2013 In Astronomy, Big Bang, Climate Change, Education, Einstein, Featured, History, Inventions, Multiverse, Nonfiction Reviews, quantum levitation, Relativity, Standard Model, String Theory, Universe
A2 + B2 = C2 and E = mc2 and these = more than you think. So is the premise behind In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World, which aims to bring the mystifying world of mathematics into the world the knowns.