Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Galileo’s Moon

There’s a Mystical Island somewhere in the waters of the Mediterranean where the soothing music of the lyre is buoyed by a gentle breeze and life goes on forever. You may recall the stories from ancient Greece about mortals visiting its eerie caverns, consulting with the Gods and philosophers of ages past. According to Homer, […]


A Christmas Message: His ‘Gift of the Magi’

December 7, 2013 On December 7th, the Christians Science Monitor, my favorite tabloid, published a quote of Nelson Mandela, South African’s heroic apartheid fighter, who died a few days ago, expressed by him after his more than two decades in prison: “… As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to […]


The Magical Moment: When Lesedi Passes the Leopard Skin to Lefifi

Botswana, October 6, 2013, 6:50:52 PM. Perhaps the story I am about to tell is but a metaphor, a legend about how we came to have day and night, about how our world alternates between daylight and darkness. After all we humans have a penchant for story-telling, for filling in the gaps between the known […]


Getting Our Kids Ready for the Competition: "Squaring" Reality with Pi

There are a lot of circles not only in our man-made world but also in the natural world, like the eye of the egret or the ball of the sun. When it’s important to compute the area of the circle, there’s the old Euclidean “Pi” formula, “Circle Area = Pi times the radius of the […]


Galileo’s Moon

There’s a mystical land somewhere in the waters of the Mediterranean where the soothing music of the lyre is buoyed by a gentle breeze and life goes on forever. You may recall the stories from ancient Greece about mortals visiting its eerie caverns, consulting with the Gods and philosophers of ages past. According to Homer, […]


Getting the Kids Ready for the Competition: STEM Education – When the Predator Becomes the Prey

Contagion isn’t on the Oscar list, but it’s a great movie. Bill Moyers discussed the movie in his February, 26, 2012 broadcast, Are Immunization Exemptions Fair to Us All?. The program explores the distrust many parents have for science, resulting in the expanding religious exemptions granted by states to parents who don’t want their children […]


The Milky Way: Detail 2011 – And a Question: Is Ecology Theology?

Recently, I read again a book that fascinated me in the 1960s, Henry Wilder Foote’s Religion of an Inquiring Mind. Afterwards, I went on line to check out the status of this wonderful work and came across the blog site “The Inquiring Mind.” A January 2010 post was titled “the religion that is Global Warming.” […]


Disappearing Florida – Sunrise or Sunset?

There’s something special about our island, Tierra Verde, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Living here is like being on a perpetual vacation in one of Gaia’s most beautiful places. Centuries ago, when native Americans settled this part of the globe, and the seas were much lower (about 120 meters lower – see our blog Abrupt Change […]