Category Archives: fun

Blind chance? Play Saturn’s Rings Like a Harp

Click here and turn up your sound to “Play Saturn’s Rings like a Harp”! Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SSI, Cassini; Sonification: Matt Russo (SYSTEM Sounds) Explanation: Sure, you’ve seen Saturn’s rings — but have you ever heard them? Well then please take … Continue reading

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Blind chance? The Horsehead Nebula in Orion

The Horsehead Nebula in Orion Image Credit: CFHT, Coelum, MegaCam, J.-C. Cuillandre (CFHT) & G. A. Anselmi (Coelum) Explanation: One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular … Continue reading

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Socrates in the City: Science and God (with John Lennox, Oxford)

A tidbit from Dr. Lennox to whet your appetite: Lennox: One night at dinner at Oxford I found myself sitting beside a very eminent biochemist and unfortunately he asked me what I did. I said “I’m a pure mathematician” and … Continue reading

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GOD IN MUSIC: Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton

What do Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, and Israel Houghton all have in common? Yes, they’ve all won multiple awards, sold millions of albums, and have garnered a large fan base, but none of these are the answer. Okay, okay, the answer … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Johnny Reb’s (Day 23)

  Before we left Long Beach, we were telling the manager of our favorite BBQ place about our upcoming trip. He was enthusiastic, making us promise to bring back pictures. “If we can have one of your sacks with your … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bulgarian double wedding (Day 20)

Vidin, Bulgaria. Jerry and I were sick; our colds had gone into bronchitis, with bone-shaking coughs, especially Jerry’s, which kept waking him up at night. In Belgrade, I had suggested we not go on the bus tour but he would … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Children with bubbles, Miltenberg (Day 5)

Following a Viking lollipop through the town square of Miltenberg, we walked through the middle of this fascinating story, with no explanation as to who the Pied Piper in plaid patches is or how he makes bubbles with sticks.  

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