While all of us enjoying reading our favorite authors, there is nothing like getting to hear the author read her own work. It provides a chance to hear which words she emphasizes and where she pauses; it is an act of interpretation. YouTube is a vast resource of clips like this. For this week's
For this week's 3 for Thursday, MinutePhysics looks at three simple ways to time travel (that you're already doing) and three complicated theoretical ones.
Charles Darwin’s birthday (February 12) is this week and social media is bustling with Darwin quotes, articles on evolution, and talk of HBO’s documentary, Questioning Darwin. There is little doubt that evolution continues to create a stir, especially with 46 percent of Americans being creationists. For this week, therefore, it seemed appropriate to do
“So many books, so little time” certainly rings true even if you’re only counting the bestseller lists, or the Indie Next list, or just your own never-ending TBR. But it’s worse than that, because the majority of those lists are just English books. What about all the great literature being published in other languages?
In this week's 3 for Thursday, V.S. Ramachandran gives us three clues for understanding the brain. He also demonstrates that we all have Synesthesia.
Humans seem generally capable of grasping scale relative to experience. The four-year old might think of a forty-year old as ancient, but by the time one is forty, the differences might not be as shocking. The difference between a penny and a dollar are familiar, but make a leap between a penny and the
Every semester I have a laundry list of things that I want my students to learn. My courses are in religious studies, religious history, and philosophy (undergraduate and graduate), so there is never a shortage of challenges for my students. Regardless of the class, these three below are part of my guiding philosophy of
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~ Maya Angelou. I was struck by something while teaching this last fall. I took my University of Findlay students through some Old Testament responses to the problem of evil and we looked at Psalm