Lunar Eclipse

I didn’t get a very good photo, but I got a wonderful view of the lunar eclipse this morning. Now I just have to make sure I get outside (if the sky is clear) on Friday night to see the ISS pass overhead, since I neglected to last night. Did you see the eclipse this [Read More...]

Other Worlds

L. P. Hartley wrote that “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” The photo below, taken roughly a century ago in Persia, of a Nestorian bishop and his secretary and servants, is so different from what most Christians in the English speaking world could ever imagine a bishop and his entourage looking [Read More...]

American TARDIS

I saw this today on the University of Indianapolis campus. Apparently American TARDISes are even smaller on the outside.   [Read more...]

How to Tell Pseudoscience and Pseudoscholarship from the Real Thing

Geology professor Callan Bentley received an e-mail from the Discovery Institute asking for permission to use a photo of his. He refused, explaining why. He has shared the back and forth between himself and them on his blog (HT P. Z. Myers and Hemant Mehta). The entire thing is worth reading, but I’ll quote the ending [Read More...]

Correction – Groundhog!

I mentioned once before that I was pretty sure that I had spotted a beaver in my neighbor's yard, near the creek. Today the animal in question came into my yard and stayed long enough that I could get photos of it – and I also had another witness. It is always nice when you [Read More...]


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