What’s the craziest thing….

Your dog has eaten? We came home from somewhere one time and our dachsund had gotten into a deep dish pizza, had eaten some of it, but then she began to hide what was left — two pieces — under the blankets on our bed! [Read more...]

Some Things We Like about Italy

We thought we’d post some pictures of things (places, events, etc) of what we like about Italy … so here goes… [click on them to enlargen] First, historic cities like Siena – … and historic churches like this Romanesque church in Monteriggioni… [Read more...]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 8 (RJS)

Chapter 14 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the question of teleology and directionality in evolution. The neo-Darwinian paradigm, (that popularized by Richard Dawkins for example), is that evolution is an undirected, highly contingent, random process.  Evolution simply operates to preserve the replication of [Read More...]

As We Forgive

A CNN.com article reports about gaccaca proceedings in Rwanda, and a book I read recently provides ample stories and illustrations of the same. After a tough history of tension with occasional bursts of violence and bloodshed, in April 1994 Rwanda broke open and for 100 days radical Hutus slaughtered Tutsis and even moderate Hutus. Somewhere [Read More...]


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