Daily Archives: 04/01/2011

Some things you probably didn’t know about penguins, sparrows, crows and flamingos

King penguins flirt with other penguins of the same gender but tend not to settle down with them. More details Sparrows eavesdrop on fighting birds. More details Crows go to school. More details Flamingos use make-up. More details

Posted in Sciences

Scots and Scotch-Americans: did you know that haggis has been banned in the U.S. since 1989?

Haggis has been banned in the U.S. since 1989.  More details. Of course, they’d never dare do this to anything Irish! More: Scots unveil their healthy haggis in a bid to persuade U.S. to end 40-year ban A healthy haggis … Continue reading

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Climate change, snowstorms, and the chasm that divides us from the warming-obsessed elite

‘You couldn’t have asked for a better snapshot of the chasm that divides today’s so-called expert classes from the mass of humanity than the snow crisis of Christmas 2010.  They warn us endlessly about the warming of our planet; we … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Quote of the Day

Timothy Larsen on the 400th anniversary of the King James Version Bible

The KJV endureth by Timothy Larsen Far more often than being distracted by the vocabulary, I was drawn in by its haunting power.  The majesty of the KJV’s language has been celebrated often — and by the pens of writers … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies, History

Weird news: American atheist leader does a Pat Robertson and issues prophecy for 2011

More atheists to come out in 2011, leader predicts We also asked for a prediction from David Silverman, the president of American Atheists . . .  Silverman’s response to our 2011 query came a little past deadline, but his prophetic … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Spain dedicates World Cup soccer trophy win to St. James the Apostle

Spain dedicates World Cup trophy to St. James Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jan 4, 2011 / 11:23 am (CNA/Europa Press).- The president of the Spanish soccer association, Angel Maria Villa, and the coach of Spain’s national team, Vicente del Bosque, … Continue reading

Posted in Sport

Churches opening their doors to help homeless people survive winter

Helping the homeless get through winter Christian churches in Britain are opening their doors to help homeless people get through the hardest season of the year. There are 20 church winter shelters up and running in London but Sally Leigh … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches

Legal system has gone “too far” in restricting Christians living out their faith, top judge warns

Ex-top judge warns against penalising Christian beliefs The legal system may have gone “too far” in restricting the right of Christians to live out their faith, Britain’s former top judge has cautioned. Lord Woolf’s comments came after the Bishop of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

Conor Cunningham on methodological and ontological naturalism

‘There are two types of naturalism: methodological and ontological.  The former is the approach science must take when it engages with the universe insofar as it will fail to make any progress unless it brackets the divine.  The latter holds … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Quote of the Day, Sciences