Archives for June 19, 2008

The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States by B. F. Morris was published in 1865. Recently, the Right Wing of the United States discovered this book, and wishes to present it as evidence that the United States is officially Christian. Whatever. I’m sure they are wrong, but the United…

In India, a baby was stillborn, apparently dead of the effects of complications at a seven month delivery. The mother had been suffering convulsions of some kind and was heavily medicated. The next day, as the parents were on the way to the burial ground with the corpses of their baby, it started to gurgle…

Some News of Africa

Do you have any idea of what is going on in Zimbabwe? And has been for quite some time? I’ve not chosen to make any effort to note the African news that I semi-regularly follow, but I think it is time for that to change. Expect a bit more. I don’t know how much insightful…

New Dinosaurs and Old Rhinos

Utah announces ‘major dinosaur fossil discovery’ from PhysOrg.com (AP) — A newly discovered batch of well-preserved dinosaur bones, petrified trees and even freshwater clams in southeastern Utah could provide new clues about life in the region some 150 million years ago. [...] Finally, the Congo totally screws up, as expected, and the very last of…