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
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?
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, 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.
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ~ Mark Twain
I’m always surprised to find that many of my students have never heard of Google Books. If I want good information, I almost never use a general search on Google first, that is, unless it is currently a trending topic. Google Books can help narrow down credible sources in a short amount of time.
Ever hear of a micronation? They claim independence as states or nations, but are not recognized by world governments. They often have their own coins, flags, and even royalty. And oh yeah, they are sometimes built on a platform in the ocean. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
When watching The Tudors, I found that there was no shortage of episodes featuring an interrogator and/or executioner, complete with the condemned asking for a quick and painless death. Initially, I was always puzzled by the blood-thirsty crowd—men, yes, but women and children too—all clamoring for satisfaction. (There was, by the way, a time