Friday, 13 February 2015

A reason to be thankful for the Internet...

The Internet is a segment of human life, and so includes all its dross; but here's the kind of resource that makes the Internet great:

Someone appears to have done this for free. It's high-quality, and well thought-out - and with the power of the Internet, anyone can do that, and anyone can benefit from it, with a few clicks. I just hope they'll make sure it doesn't die with them, if they're just an individual. You couldn't do that without the Internet: the dead wood would cost paper, and publishers have their expenses, etc.

Have you got any useful stuff you could stick online and share with the world? I've been pleasantly surprised to find people coming across stuff I did years ago, and sending a "thank you" note. It doesn't happen often - but in my reckoning, if you put the work in to produce something once, then you may as well squeeze everything you can out of it. If I stick it up there now, it might benefit someone in 20 years time. There's enough trivia on the Internet - do you have something, whether in the things of this world only, or things of the kingdom, that could be a blessing?

Why oppose the techniques involved in "3-parent babies"?

Monday, 2 February 2015

Waiting until the facts are in

This news story excellently illustrates a Christian teaching - of charity in judgment: waiting until the facts are in, and until the other side has had a full opportunity to explain themselves, before rushing to judgment: Note how one of the photographers involved made a public fool of himself by not doing so.

Dangerous case of boy who still had an imagination thankfully clamped down upon

Children who learn how to use their imagination risk not growing up to be compliant tools of whoever's in power. This can't be allowed. Thankfully, the authorities are alert to the dangers, and doing all they can to make sure it can't happen.

I'd love to assume that the following news story is a spoof, or that it's April 1st. It does, however, appear to be deadly serious. Make sure you read to the end to get the full list of the boy's various infractions...

The myth of 1%

Human and chimp DNA are very different -