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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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Loving Our Neighbors Through Research (Scholar’s Compass)

It’s easy to imagine an academic vocation as a solitary one, full of brilliant and prickly eccentrics who publish famous monographs but have no idea who lives on their street. But in addition to reminding me how deeply an academic life can be centered in love of God, the scholars at the Lausanne Creation Care and the Gospel Conference also reminded me how deeply it can be about love of neighbor.Read more…