Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

I’ve been rewatching Star Trek: The Original Series from the beginning lately. Although I still have Doctor Who episodes to blog about before I will be done with my blog through the entire classic series, it seems that on the 50th anniversary of the day when the first Star Trek episode to air on TV [Read More…]

Happy Birthday, Roy!

It is a striking coincidence that I just a few days ago watched Blade Runner again, together with my son who was seeing it for the first time. Its future is too close in time to ours to seem plausible now, but other than the dates being off, the possibility of genetically engineering something better than robots [Read More…]

Happy Birthday, George Enescu

Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. To mark the occasion, I’ve shared his Symphony No.3 above. But he is best known for his Romanian Rhapsodies, and so if you are new to his music, or to 20th century orchestral music, that might be a more accessible introduction. Why not just go [Read More…]

Happy Lincoln and Darwin Day!

Happy Abraham Lincoln’s and Charles Darwin’s Birthday! The image above comes from Newsweek via Playing Chess With Pigeons. Of related interest, don’t miss Dennis Vennema’s series about Adam, Eve, and population genetics on the BioLogos website. Also, remember about Evolution Weekend this coming weekend. Bob Cornwall has shared a number of posts and videos for [Read More…]

Merry Christmas!

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Happy Jesus’ and Newton’s Birthdays!

The odds are slim that Jesus was born on December 25th. But sometimes we commemorate the birth of someone on a day other than the one on which they were actually born – it isn't a big deal. And others' birthdays really do fall on this day, such as Isaac Newton's. And so whoever's birthday [Read More…]

Happy Birthday, Colin Baker!

Today is Colin Baker's 70th birthday. And so, to mark the occasion and express my appreciation, I thought I would repost some thoughts I shared when I blogged about “The Twin Dilemma”: When Colin Baker took on the role of the Doctor, something marvellous occurred. More than ever since the first regeneration, there were moments [Read More…]

Happy Birthday to Who!

Doctor Who aired for the first time on this day, November 23rd, 49 years ago. That means that we are now counting down the final year to the 50th anniversary! Here is where it all began: [Read more…]

Happy 90th Birthday, Dudley Simpson!

Dudley Simpson, who composed music for decades of Doctor Who episodes, turns 90 years old today. Here is a sample – there is more of his music on YouTube.   [Read more…]

BibleWorks Birthday Contest Winners

BibleWorks has announced the winners of its birthday contest. Click through to see the winning entries, and some of the others, some of which are among my favorites. Mike Bird has posted some of his favorites over on his blog. In related news, I’ll be offering a detailed blog review of BibleWorks 9 here at [Read More…]