Category: Science & technology

And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

  Faith and Immortality Christian belief in immortality is a corollary of the total Christian faith. It is not the initial affirmation of the Christian creed, not is it a detachable item that can be held in isolation; it is an involved consequence, part and parcel of the whole Christian view of life. Uniformly the …

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May new joy wait on you

  COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS (page 1) Delivered by William Blakemore at the graduation ceremonies of the class of 1974 of the American Community School of Beirut, Lebanon, held in the American University of Beirut Assembly Hall/Chapel, Friday, June 21, 1974 at 9:00 A.M.   Thank you Mr. Usellis. Parents, teachers, friends and guests, and especially graduating …

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Oh doctor! An analogy scorned…

The Trump analogy Dear editor: Here’s a make-believe but often real nightmare scenario: You have just received the terrible and terrifying news, “You have cancer.” After biopsying your mass, your surgeon wants to refer you to a medical oncologist (a cancer treatment specialist). Many are available in your area. He then asks you, “Do you …

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Turning America into a giant Glastonbury

Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth, a human flare By Frankie Boyle, Sunday 27 August 2017 04.00 EDT   So are we heading for a Mad Max-style future? I don’t think so. After having lived through Donald Trump we’ll surely just call him Max. Trump is behaving so strangely, …

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A tip of the hat to Børre and Alice

In Norway, partying with the engineers By Garrison Keillor, June 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm   A splendid week in Norway and now it’s good to be back home, driving around town in my old beat-up Volvo and listening to The Drifters. Norway is a land of bicycles and public transit, lean healthy long-legged people …

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Act in haste, repent in leisure

Another Deadly Drone Mistake: At What Point Do We Say Enough? By Ted Gup, October 3, 2016   It was an obscure item last week that drew little media attention. An apartment building in Afghanistan’s remote Nangarhar province was apparently hit by an American drone strike, killing at least fifteen civilians and injuring thirteen more. …

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You may find yourself left behind

  Visitor from space By Donald Cunningham, February 7, 2015   Recently, our planet had a visitor from outer space, and I don’t mean Klaatu. It was what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has labeled “2004 BL86,” a giant asteroid, passing just 745,000 miles from the Earth. That’s about three times the distance we …

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