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Science Corner: I just want to say one word to you — Plastics

What I personally find interesting about our plastic problem is that what made plastic so attractive is also what makes it so troublesome — it’s very durable, at least chemically. It doesn’t rot; it doesn’t readily break down via the chemistry that occurs naturally around us. This desire to build something that lasts is understandable, and one that the Bible acknowledges and even affirms to an extent. Yet maybe there is also a kind of grace in building things which won’t last. Read more…

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Science Corner: You’ve Got A Lot of Nerve(s)!

My favorite recent story is the sequencing of the octopus genome. . . . Speaking of learning, I’d like to learn more about my readers so I can better serve you. I’ve created the following survey, and I’d greatly appreciate it if you’d complete it. As an extra incentive, we are offering prizes to 5 randomly selected respondents.Read more…

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Science Corner: S-U-C-C-E-S… Leave off the Last ‘S’ for Science!

Even if science isn’t your thing, the very practical insights and tips are relevant to any situation where you are communicating with people who understand the world differently from yourself. For example, the advice seems just as applicable to the challenge of clarifying misconceptions about the Bible.Read more…

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Science Corner: Pluto’s Even Goofier than We Thought

We infer a lot about God’s nature from the regularity of the sun. . . . Yet it’s starting to seem as if that kind of behavior is, if not rare, then at least not the only significant paradigm. . . . given all the unpredictable behavior in nature right here, what sort of theology should we have here on Earth?Read more…

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Science in Review: Playing God

There is much to enjoy about Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it touches on a number of themes worthy of further exploration. Astonishing visuals do a lot of narrative heavy lifting; the action choreography reveals a lot about the characters and their relationships. Consequently, the film has plenty of opportunities to share what’s on its mind. And apparently, that’s God.Read more…