The Grandfatherly First Doctor

Many Doctor Who fans have commented on how old William Hartnell looked at 55 compared to Peter Capaldi at the same age. There is a reason for that: Hartnell wore a wig for the part, and also acted impressively well to portray a character who was supposed to be quite ancient, and not merely elderly. [Read More...]

Pretty Sure This Was Intentional

A number of Doctor Who fans noticed that Peter Capaldi, when he first came on stage after the announcement that he would be the next Doctor, did the lapel grab that William Hartnell sometimes did. It was almost certainly intentional. As we reach what would, if the time lords’ limit on regenerations were enforced, be [Read More...]

How We Know The Earth Is Very Old

The folks at BioLogos shared this infographic which some might find it useful to share with friends and family who don’t get why and how scientists conclude that the earth is so very old: Also at BioLogos, there is an article by Deborah Haarsma on the age of the Earth, plus an announcement that BioLogos [Read More...]

Literally as Old as Methuselah?

The expression “old as Methuselah” is perhaps not as common now as it once was. Methuselah was famous for his unbelievably long life according to the Bible (969 years), hence the expression. But according to the Septuagint, he managed to survive the Flood without being on the ark! Young earth creationists treat such absurd ages [Read More...]


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