The Cause of “Brain Freeze” Discovered at Last?

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You know why I’m certain that the singularity predictions are complete bunk? Because we know so little about the brain that we’re still not altogether sure what causes “brain freeze,” those hideous headaches you get from that first, always-too-fast sip of a Slurpee. Until recently, there was some speculation that it had to do with [Read More...]

Remember: All of This Happened by Accident

Sander van den Berg has stitched together still photos from NASA’s Cassini and Voyager missions to create this beautiful, poetic video. Yet another reason I can’t be an atheist: it’s beyond belief to think this kind of order and majesty just sorta … happened. [Read more...]

Remains of Abbot of Furness Discovered

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A major discovery at Furness Abbey, in the Lake District in England, may have revealed the long-lost remains of an abbot, along with his crosier and jewelry. Furness was a powerful, wealthy Cistercian monastery until Henry VIII seized control of the church, dissolved the monasteries, and looted their treasures, leaving the grand edifices to rot. The picturesque ruins were made [Read More...]

“Saying stupid stuff in Latin doesn’t make it smart”

Fr. Powell does a fine Fisking of the most notorious quote from LCWR keynote speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard, in which she spouts raw heresy about the resurrection. Although we may never know what really happened [So, "what really happened" is not recorded in the Gospels?], we do know that the story told in the Gospels [Read More...]


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