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...]

The Arkangel Shakespeare

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The discovery of the Arkangel Shakespeare in my county library system led me back to Shakespeare much the way Aquinas lead me back to the church. By giving me a fresh new entry point to a work of transcendent truth and beauty, it re-introduced me to an old friend I’d ignored for too long. I [Read More...]

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure [Game Review]

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Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is insidious. I almost hesitate to recommend it because of the potential cost should a child become seriously hooked on the game, but it’s hard to deny just how fun the whole experience really is. Activision took a huge risk with Skylanders, and it paid off with a unique game that the whole [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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Lacking a bust of Pallas, Ruby just climbs up on the nearest child and starts squawking “Nevermore.” [Read more...]

St. Augustine on the Combox Troll

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m working on my Masters in Theology and taking classes this semester on St. Augustine and the Old Testament. Reading City of God, right there in the first paragraph of Book XV, Augie peers into the future and describes the average anti-Catholic combox troll: The time at my disposal [Read More...]


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