Monthly Archives: November 2013

The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos, to know itself.

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series of one hour shows written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, that was aired at the tail end of 1980 and was – at the time – the most widely watched series in … Continue reading

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You collect 4,276 lbs of buffalonium, but your wagon can only carry 3 lbs more.

Spanning one-ninth of the earth’s circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that … Continue reading

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The art of mindfulness

I was at sailing camp on the West River of the Chesapeake Bay almost a decade ago and he was the more experienced of the instructors. He was a short but large man with thick leathery skin and hard blue … Continue reading

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My collection of molecular movies

There has been a new discipline developing in molecular biology for some time now, Bioanimation Projects have ranged in size from WEHI‘s colossal compilation to Harvard Biovision‘s magnum opus “Inner Life of the Cell” to commercially produced masterpieces to smaller projects by university PIs and enthusiasts. Here is … Continue reading

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Why are Christians so concerned about sex?

When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they are really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in … Continue reading

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Why are Christians so concerned about sex? SFW

When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they are really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in … Continue reading

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Torpedoing the fun

This is a trailer for The Master, an awesome movie about a WWII sailor who returns home to found a new religion inspired by the story of Scientology, but I wanted to mention something neat that you might not have … Continue reading

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