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Museum of the Bible opening today in DC

Today marks the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. 517 more words

Biblical Archaeology

An Excerpt from Alan Chalmers' book "What is thing called Science?"

A widely held common sense view of science.
In the Introduction I ventured the suggestion that a popular conception of the distinctive feature of scientific knowledge is captured by the slogan “science is derived from the facts”. 1,097 more words


Review: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I should think that anyone who considered it more reasonable for the whole universe to move in order to let the earth remain fixed would be more irrational than one who should climb to the top of your cupola just to get a view of the city and its environs, and then demand that the whole countryside should revolve around him so that he would not have to take the trouble to turn his head.

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Season of the Witch

Can science be the source of human values? The only source? That’s the idea behind Secular Scientific Humanism. SSH is based on a scientific foundation, not a religious one. 1,600 more words

Sean Carroll

Galileo's Daughter - Book of the Week

Galileo’s Daughter

Dad, on whom may there be peace, was in reality a man of physics. He majored in Nuclear Physics but decided that a job in hand was far better than future scope for research and opted to join a bank. 924 more words


The Meridian Line of San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore in the centre of Bologna is dominated by the massive unfinished Basilica of San Petronio, the patron of Bologna. It’s the tenth biggest and the largest brick gothic style church in the world. 642 more words