Daily Archives: May 4, 2010

Does walking outdoors, even for just five minutes a day, improve health and well being?

Startlingly, a new British study, as reported by the BBC, suggests that just five minutes of outdoor exercise provides a measurable health benefit: UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem. … Continue reading

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Holy elephants vs. atheist mammoths: Why do elephants have big ears and mammoths small ears? And might the answer suggest something about the evolution of religion and irreligion?

Mammoths have small ears. Why is that? In a science section article today, the New York Times offers the following explanation: Mammoths, despite their association with the frozen north, originated in the tropics when they split apart from elephants some seven million years … Continue reading

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Ecce Cosmos: Does the Carina Nebula stellar nursery contradict Genesis 1?

A new Hubble telescope image (below) shows a 3-light year spanning nebula where stars are being born as we speak. But wait. Doesn’t new star formation contradict the finality of Genesis’s creation week in which God is said to have “created  … Continue reading

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