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In light of the radioactive banana post, what are some other weird facts that can be found on Wikipedia?
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.
I discovered on Wikipedia this morning that Lawrence Welk, of Adult Culture fame may have invented the Music Video.
How about this guy?
The entry on the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary remains one of my favorite Wikipedia articles.
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (Latin: Agnus scythicus or Planta Tartarica Barometz) is a legendary zoophyte of central Asia, believed to grow sheep as its fruit. The sheep were connected to the plant by an umbilical cord and grazed the land around the plant. When all the plants were gone, both the plant and sheep died.
Christian natural law traces back to Romans which states essentially that what the moral law requires is written on our hearts. Aquinas based his natural law argument as much or more on this as on Aristotle. Human beings have the capacity to understand right and wrong. Both natural law reasoning and good sense object to boys competitively wrestling with girls.
In Joel’s case he felt strongly in his Christian heart that this was the wrong thing to do. Too bad that the sports authority, through its unwise decision to allow boys to wrestle girls, forced this brave young man to give up his goal to win a state wrestling championship.
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