“I Forgive Him” Says 6-Year-Old Girl, Bitten By Shark

It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! Once again, the Tigers and Hammerheads and Bullheads and Great Whites will thrill, moving ominously through peaceful waters—dorsal fins gleaming, jaws taut, teeth menacing as they glide toward their unsuspecting prey.We’ll watch “Jaws” again, both the first one and the sequel; and we’ll worry again whether everyone will emerge safely from the water off Amity Island.But the shark story that really caught my attention recently was a report comi … [Read more...]

Lord, Make Me a Banyan Tree

We lost a mighty tree in our front yard last year.  It was an ash, and yes, it was already dead—defeated by Michigan’s pernicious emerald ash borer.   When it toppled during a windstorm, it brought down the electrical wires, snapping a wooden pole, pulling the meter off our house and taking out the cable and internet in one fell swoop.  The weight of the massive trunk wrestled the roots from the damp earth, and 80 feet of bark and bole and branch sprawled across the lawn. Looking at the snarl of … [Read more...]

I See LOTS of God-Particles!

God particle

This is the day! The science world is panting with excitement, exhilarated because scientists at Europe’s CERN research centre near Geneva have announced that the elusive Higgs boson—the subatomic particle imagined and named half a century ago by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs—has been discovered. According to Reuters, CERN Hadron Collider director general Rolf Heuer told scientists and reporters gathered at the CERN near Geneva that:  Two independent studies of data produced by smashing … [Read more...]


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