Archive | September 2012
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An Awesome Reminder
This is an incredible stop-motion video created by some teens from my church, Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ (McBIC). Hope that it serves as a good reminder of where our true worth and identity should come from.
On the Effectiveness of Non-violent Revolution
While this article (HT: Bruxy Cavey via Twitter) plainly states that it does not address the moral justification for violent or non-violent uprisings and revolutions, the authors investigated which method of revolution has been more effective from 1900-2006. Here are their surprising(?) findings: In ongoing struggles against oppressive governments, movements for change often confront a key […]
TMQ Tidbits of the Week
Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Due to the outcry about the officiating in the Monday Night Football game, I’ve included the first bit even though it is football related. (Note: I do not necessarily endorse his political positions, but have […]
The Future Is Almost Here
Yes, the title is a little bit of a play on words, since we know that as Annie sings, tomorrow is always a day away. Still, reading this article (HT: Gene Rohrbaugh) about autonomous cars made me feel a little like the futuristic self-driving car is not that far off anymore. A new law in […]
Coming Soon: The Hobbit (Movie)
I am excited (perhaps too excited) about the upcoming release of the movie The Hobbit by the same director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The movie is due out 14 December, and I expect my wonderful wife and I will be making the journey to a movie theater as close to that date as possible […]
TMQ Tidbits of the Week
Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Many Intellectuals Don’t Believe in God But Do Believe in the God Particle: In 2011, physicists at the enormous CERN atom-smasher in Switzerland declared they had found matter moving faster than light. This was received […]
A Challenging Mathematics Question
For those of us who are Christians, this graphic should be extremely challenging. If you don’t see why this should be challenging, check out Deuteronomy 10.8; Psalm 10.14, 68.5, 146.9; Isaiah 1.17; John 14.18; James 1.27. Not only are there plenty of other verses about God’s adopting us into his families, but these verses […]
Want a Good Career? Consider Math/Stats!
Yet another ranking of top jobs has highlighted careers in Mathematics and Statistics as among the very best career options. I’m not sure exactly what to make of the ranking, since the graphic they used at the top doesn’t seem to correspond to the piece, and there seems to be a ranking on the top […]
TED on Wrongful Convictions: Part VI
In today’s final installment of TED’s wrongful conviction series, David Dow points out the uncomfortable connection between childhood environment and eventually being sentenced to the death sentence. About three quarters of death row inmates have a history in the juvenile justice system. How can we break this link and help end this link? Dow has […]