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The Largest-Ever Image of Space

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It’s a composite image… apparently the largest image of space to date.

Source and more on the image here.

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October 26, 2015 at 18:23

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If Everything Requires a Cause, What Caused God?

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Well worth a read.

Very philosophical for a Saturday afternoon.

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August 30, 2014 at 14:23

Talk on Science and Archaeology

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By Dr Aren Maeir:


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August 13, 2014 at 14:13

The Science Is Clear: Don’t Text and Walk

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Being distracted by texting makes people walk more slowly and crookedly, and they are more likely to be hit by cars

Read on here.


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January 24, 2014 at 14:29

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Evolution, Chance, and God

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The affirmation of genuine chance and randomness in the universe does not rob the universe of meaning and purpose.

The BioLogos Forum has the piece.

Evolution, Chance, and God

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January 20, 2014 at 15:33

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Clip On New Archaeological Discoveries!

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November 30, 2012 at 11:54

Einstein’s Letter Questioning God Goes Up for Auction

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The private letter expressing his views on God and religion will go up for auction Monday on eBay.

From studying slices of his brilliant brain to probing profound physics theories, scientists and enthusiasts alike have long been spellbound by Albert Einstein. Now, an auction is offering the world a peek at Einstein’s thoughts on what may be humanity’s most profound question: the existence of God.

The private letter written by Einstein expressing his views on God and religion will go up for auction Monday (Oct. 8) on eBay. In the letter, he calls belief in religion and God “pretty childish” and ridicules the idea that the Jews are a chosen people.

“This is the most historic and significant piece we have listed on eBay,” Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the agency managing the sale, told LiveScience in an email. “We are excited to offer a person or organization an opportunity to own perhaps one of the most intriguing 20th-century documents in existence. This personal letter from Einstein represents the nexus of science, theology, reason and culture.”

Einstein handwrote the letter in German to Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind on Jan. 3, 1954, a year before Einstein’s death. The letter was a response to Gutkind’s book “Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt” (1952, H. Schuman; 1st edition).

In part of his letter, Einstein writes, “For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them,” as translated from German by Joan Stambaugh. (Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus)…

The “God” letter goes on sale Oct. 8, with an opening bid of $3 million. Anyone interested (with the money to spare) can make an eBay bid here.


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October 6, 2012 at 09:10


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