Jesus is for geologists (and other scientists)

I've always known that Jesus is for geologists, as well as for biologists, chemists, physicists, archeologists, astronomers, and all other sorts of scientists. There are, of course, many Christians who are scientists, and many scientists who are Christians. As a graduate student in geology, I found rich fellowship with a half dozen Christian geologists-in-training, and …

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Arsenic in DNA – maybe

News of surprising biochemistry: Thriving on Arsenic (NASA Astrobiology Magazine) NASA microbiologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon has discovered bacteria that apparently can use arsenic in its DNA in place of phosphorus. Most biochemistry can be done with six elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur (CHONPS). Smaller amounts of a variety of other elements are also …

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Happy mole day!

In honor of Avogadro's number (6.02 x1023), today is mole day. According to some who celebrate this day, celebrations can actually begin at 6:02 on 10/23. National Mole Day Foundation Mole Day Jokes -- there are some new ones here I had not seen before. Grace and Peace

Science without experiments?

From Times Online: School lab health and safety rules 'could stop future scientists': It is a scientific fact, tested and proven by generations of pupils, that experiments in school laboratories win young people to the cause of science. White coats, goggles and the chance to set fire to things foster a passion for chemistry that …

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Religious belief among scientists

Here are some results of a PEW Research Center study on the religious and political beliefs of scientists: Statistic #1 42% -- Scientists ages 18-34 who say they believe in God. 28% -- Scientists 65 and older who say this. What does this mean? Does it mean that an increasing number of scientists believe in …

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