Genesis 2:19-20 tells the story of Adam’s task:
“Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So [...]
That’s the word that NPR reporter Joe Palca used yesterday to describe a discovery by the new Mars rover, Curiosity. He quoted a NASA scientist as describing the discovery as “one for the history books”.
The thing is, NASA won’t tell what it’s discovered, yet. They have to double-check the data first.
A politician who is willing to go to such extremes to promote the interests of one group of citizens over all others cannot be trusted with power. That’s why, whether they’re Christian or not, the residents of Paul Broun’s congressional district in Georgia would do well to vote him out of office on Election Day next month. [...]
She thinks the stones are six thousand years old. She doesn’t know the word “fossils”. She calls them “Noah Stones” instead. [...]
A map, using the Solar System Simulator v4.0, showing where the spaceship carrying Curiosity is today, in relation to Earth, Mars, the Sun and the rest of the planets in the Solar System. [...]
The virus becomes biologically adaptive, infecting a bacteria that grows along the roadways and sidewalks, and begins to evolve to exploit its new interconnectedness… just as the human population of the Earth is undergoing a new surge upward. [...]
Air pollution from cars is making America’s children fatter, and killing far more people than traffic accidents. So, why isn’t the Department of Homeland Security on the case? [...]
Should scientists stop criticizing each other’s work, and just try to get along? [...]
Last month, 15,000 new record high temperatures were set in the lower 48 states. It was the hottest March ever recorded in the continental United States. [...]
Apparently, piles of decomposing bat guano can become so hot that they light on fire all by themselves. [...]
The label of “skeptic” should not be sullied by connection with people who simply don’t have the strength of character to admit that they’re wrong. [...]