Daily Archives: May 12, 2019

Goats Behind The Door

[Photo courtesy of jewornotjew.com, in their discussion on Monty Hall.] [Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on May 11, 2019.] How many of you here have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skulls

Skulls:  An Exploration Of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection, by Simon Winchester, photography by Nick Mann This book’s title is right about one thing, and that is that Alan Dudley’s collection of skulls is definitely curious.  Whether or not that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Krakatoa

Krakatoa:  The Day The World Exploded:  August 27, 1883, by Simon Winchester This is a deeply interesting book, but at its heart there is something quite uncharitable about it on several different levels.  For one, the author makes quite a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Map That Changed The World

The Map That Changed The World:  William Smith And The Birth Of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester I didn’t like this book as much as I could have had the author approached the subject differently.  As someone who reads a … Continue reading

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