The CRAP Test

As I focus in my classes on the skills needed to search for and find relevant and reliable information, that topic in the news. Bill Tai was quoted in the New York Times today as saying the following: When there is too much information, there is high value in search, navigation and discovery. This is [Read More...]

When “Like” Just Isn’t Strong Enough…

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Was the Historical Jesus on Facebook?

A piece of news has been getting attention today, about a study of classic myths, some of which we know from archaeological evidence were based on real people or events. The study suggests that the degree to which the relationships in the story mirror real ones – including those one can observe today in social [Read More...]

Exploring Our Matrix now has a Facebook Page!

If you are on Facebook, you can now like Exploring Our Matrix on Facebook. Just go here: http://www.facebook.com/exploringourmatrix   [Read more...]

“Jesus, Take The Wheel” Day

Someone has created a Facebook event that seems to be aimed at ridding the world of those Christians who are anti-intellectual, illogical and gullible: HT Scott Bailey and Hemant Mehta What do readers think? Is this an excellent satire, a serious challenge, a joke in poor taste, a really good idea, or something else?   [Read more...]

The Passion of the Christ: How It Should Have Ended – or Maybe How It Shouldn’t Have Ended, but Did End Once Anyway?

The series “How It Should Have Ended” is famous for coming up with amusing alternate endings for movies and TV shows. I couldn’t help thinking about that series when a student shared this amusing experience that someone shared on Facebook:     [Read more...]

What is Hard Water? (Another Clever Exam Answer)

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The Brick Nativity

It’s sort of like the Brick Testament meets A Social Network Christmas – and with a hint of sci-fi at the very end (look closely at what the baby Jesus is in!) From The Nativity Factor HT John Byron [Read more...]

Religious Believers and Science Fiction Nerds around the Blogosphere

First, let me share this great video again on the parallel phenomena of religious fundamentalism and nerdiness: I felt compelled to share the video, since I have been having a conversation on Facebook with a Whovian fundamentalist whose canon includes the 1996 special but rejects the current series. The fan in question also rejects my [Read More...]

Best Birthday Greeting Ever?

I came across this on Facebook (name removed): Yes, once again the planet upon which you live has successfully circumnavigated its star while you have remained afixed upon it. Congratulations and happy [name] Existence day. I think I may just have to make that the way I wish people a “happy birthday” from now on! [Read more...]

The Doctor’s Facebook Wall

Via Brad Matthies. Click through to see it better and in all its detail on BuzzFeed. And don’t miss the Doctor’s religious views… [Read more...]


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