The Power of Old Books
And that never happens by just doing a little better what everyone else is doing. It requires some revolutionary twist. And how does that get sparked? I've found that it's often people who feed their minds on something different, whose own thinking then ...
What Happened Before The Big Bang?
Bertolt Brecht One of the most frequent questions I get about the Universe — as a cosmologist — isn’t quite about the Big Bang in and of itself. The Big Bang is a remarkable idea, of course, that says that, based on the observations that the Universe ...
A reader puzzles about Genesis 1-11
For instance, what does ... story. The purpose of a genealogy in Genesis is to act like a sort of zoom lens: the genealogy tells you where the story is going to go and who it is going to follow. In the case of the sons of Noah, something utterly unique ...
Noah's Ark discovery raises flood of questions
One version says Noah sent out a dove, three times. The other says he sent out a raven, once. And yes: In one of those stories, the animals come on “two by two.” Does this mean that the author of that version was following the ancient Mesopotamian ...
Conservatives face full slate of opponents in elections
"Quite frankly, I think it's a good thing," she said. "I think it's healthy. Let's get the opinions out there, let's let the people speak, let's see what happens." Duckett predicted at least two of the three conservative incumbents would retain their seats.