brentdanley Tonight I drove out to the Lake Afton Public Observatory. When I arrived the 16-inch telescope was pointed toward and focused on the planet Venus. It looked like a very small very bright dot. Then I went outside. What I wanted to do was try out the new 15×70 binoculars Kirsten gave me and […]
War-Torn Middle East Seeks Solace In Religion –The Onion This is pretty damned funny! It’s amazing to me that when god fails his/her/its adherents they turn increasingly to him/her/it for solace. Huh?!
Carl Sagan’s new book, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, is easily one of my favorite books. Dr. Sagan’s description of the cosmos opened up for me an interest I will undoubtedly cherish for the rest of my life. He describes nebulae, star formation, comets, galaxies, planets, star […]
John F. Kennedy was concerned about his Catholicism becoming a campaign issue. No Catholic before him had ever been elected president. Below is an excerpt from a speech he gave in which he attempted to assure the American people that his decisions as president would not be influenced by his religious beliefs or dictated by […]
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Last week I read Carl Sagan’s new book, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, which kindled my interest in astronomy. I plan to write a review of Carl’s book for The Rhetoric in the next few days. I picked up a brochure at WSU this […]