Daily Archives: August 16, 2008

Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Does the “War of Nature” Lead Its Survivors to “Vigor, Health, and Happiness”?

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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“Popcorn”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  At dusk, above the heads of   two hundred movie goers standing   bored and perhaps too politely in line,   two-thousand egg-shaped leaves   cupping ten-thousand unbuttered   white blossoms,   salting in the ocean air

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is the “Face of Nature” Abundant and “Bright with Gladness”—or Does It Bare the Look of Scarcity?

Today’s metaphor comes from the beginning of the third chapter of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859), where Darwin asks his Victorian readers to think of nature, not as might be customary for them on a summer stroll—as a place of … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage Sensibility Watch: The Archbishop of Canterbury Says Key Issue is Sexual Fidelity to Your Partner, Not Orientation

On August 7, 2008, The Times of London, on its front page, reported that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion,  believes that gay sexual relationships can “reflect the love of God” in a way that is comparable to … Continue reading

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