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What College (and Seminary) Students Don’t Know About Religion

College students studying religion think they know what it is, but they are often wrong. Here are some things worth knowing when studying religion.

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

3 for Thursday: 3 Historic Examples of Comets in Art

Sometimes comets were seen as bad omens, but for artists they were often muses and made their way into famous art.

What Would You Write for the Future Library Project?

If your book was for an audience one century in the future, what would you write?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.

What the Bible Looks Like When Compared to Fantasy Fiction

While comparing the Bible to fantasy fiction is not likely to settle well with about 28 percent of Americans, I did exactly that for On Faith this week.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Pre-scientific Medicine in Art

From drilling holes in heads to sperm filled with little men, there's no doubt that medicine today is much better than it's pre-scientific origins.

Gender and Power in New Guinea: A Review of Euphoria

"Euphoria" is a story about seizing life and a reminder of the potentially high cost of power and the lasting effects of our choices.
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