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Curiosity and Science, Intent and Wisdom 11:22

(From Bonhams auction house, used w/o permission.) (Louis William Wain’s “A curious cat.” (ca. 1930)) As a behavior, curiosity is part of being a rat, a cat, or a human. In humans, at least, it’s also an emotion. Whether the … Continue reading

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Jesus, Human on His Mother’s Side: the Incarnation

(From James Tissot; via European Art Collection, Wikimedia Commons; used w/o permission.) (“Adoration of the Shepherds,” James Tissot. (ca. 1890)) We’re celebrating the birth of Jesus this weekend. Saturday night’s Gospel reading starts with “…a decree went out from Caesar … Continue reading

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Secondary Causes: Both/And, not Either/Or

How the Grand Canyon was formed depends on who’s talking. Scientists say it’s what happened as a river cut through the Colorado Plateau. Since I think scientists are right about the Colorado River’s role in making that mile-deep gulch, and … Continue reading

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“…We Wait, and are Patient, and Back We Come….”

This is among my favorite quotes: “‘…Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich, and great builders. They built to last, for … Continue reading

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