Elephant mothers vs. Tiger mothers

Is it better to be a Tiger mother or an Elephant mother?  That is, a parent who believes family life is preparation for the adult world and so should be a school of hard knocks, harsh consequences, and tough love.   Or a parent who believes family life should be a haven from the outside world, a place of comfort and emotional security?

After the jump, read an excerpt from an essay on the subject and see a video of an elephant’s parenting style. [Read more...]

Pope says animals can go to heaven

Pope Francis, comforting a boy whose dog had died, said that “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ.  Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” [Read more...]

The God of multiple infinities

There are an infinite number of numbers.  But there are also an infinite number of numbers between any two numbers!  In fact, there are more numbers between numbers than there are countable numbers, even though both are infinite!  (Mind blown yet?)  George Cantor, the father of Set Theory and a devout Christian, proved that.  Joel Bezaire shows what the concept of “multiple infinities” can do to our sense of the infinity of God. [Read more...]

Where does water come from?

That’s not just a little kid question but a genuine scientific mystery.  In the early days of earth’s existence, according to scientists, the planet was just too hot for there to be water.  After things cooled down, there still would have been no water.  Comets have been discovered that have water vapor, so the leading theory has been that comets bombarded the earth and gave us the oceans.

But now a study has found that comet water is, for the most part, very different from earth water.  Another candidate now is asteroids.  But it’s hard to imagine how many comets or asteroids–which may have some water, but not all that much–it would take to create earth’s vast oceans. [Read more...]

Humanized mice

Researchers have injected brain cells from human fetuses into baby mice, giving them brains that are half human.  Those “humanized mice” are much more intelligent than regular mice.  Read the report, which is breezily free of moral judgment, and contemplate just how many things are wrong with this. [Read more...]

Be thankful for rivers

Why has America, among all the world’s nations, always been so prosperous?  Lots of reasons.  But, according to a new book, it begins with our rivers. [Read more...]


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