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Archive for April 26th, 2006

How Far Can You Go On A Bushel Of Corn?

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Interesting article in Popular Mechanics on crunching the numbers on alternative fuels. Check out the Fuel of the Future Alt-Fuel Rally which could be used as a great brochure/print out for classroom studies.

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April 26, 2006 at 6:58 pm

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Satire is Alive and Well in London

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Think you’re tired of religious hypocrisy, extremes of wealth and poverty, out-of- touch politicians, enslavement to fashion, obsession with gadgetry.

No, not today. These were some of the targets of satirists in 18th- and 19th-century London. And there were more: lawyers, doctors, soldiers, clergy, intellectuals, even shopkeepers. All apparently merited deflating for the power they wielded.

Don’t kill the messenger. Satire has been around for thousands of years. But a new exhibition at the Museum of London which plays through September 3rd explores the 17th, 18th, and 19th century satire of sex and scandal displaying profane and sacrilegious prints and cartoons.

I will be visiting London this summer, I hope to take in this exhibit. I’ll let you know if it’s enlightening.

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April 26, 2006 at 12:59 pm

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The Land Of The Fnords

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Conspiracist theories abound in the world of fnords. Chalk it up to laziness and the inane belief that everything read on the Internet is factual. Discernment and common sense is critical in today’s world but lacking in the majority of persons you come in contact with. Read Stewart Kirkpatrick’s (isn’t that a great Scottish name?) Lazy Guide to Net Culture to find out if you fall in the category of promoting fnords.

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April 26, 2006 at 10:48 am

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Plant Babies, Not Trees

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The various individual interests of compassionate humans worldwide become apparent on holidays. There are global celebrations and local festivals to save the trees, oceans, wetlands, reefs, estuaries, bays, Amazon rainforests, whales, baby seals, manatees, panthers, sea turtles, endangered species such as whooping cranes. Read Betsy Hart’s column on what she feels is worth saving.

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April 26, 2006 at 10:32 am

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Theology On Tap

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A priest walks into a bar… no, wait that should be a priest, rabbi, and minister. Jesus spent his time teaching the unbelievers, the sinners, the lepers, the rejects of society. Find out how the Notre Dame Club of Greater Orlando is sponsoring a seven-part discussion series called “Theology on Tap,” about the Roman Catholic faith and practice in a local bar.

Theology on Tap began in Orlando in 2003 but actually started in Chicago 25 years ago. The lively discussions that can come to fisticuffs are held in more than 700 Catholic parishes and ministries across the country and has the complete approval of the Orlando Diocese which publicizes the event.

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April 26, 2006 at 10:30 am

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Pentacostals Target The Western World For Revival

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Nearly one hundred years after its inception, Pentacostal denominations, with it’s emphasis on the New Testament “gifts of the Spirit” is growing in leaps and bounds. Over twenty-five percent of all Christians are followers – more than 500 million of them. Theology professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, David Daniels, says, “To everyone’s surprise, Pentecostalism has grown at a rate no one predicted 50 years ago.” Find out more about this major religious force is doing to bring God to the world.

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April 26, 2006 at 10:22 am

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