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Childish questions

Childish questions

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Science | Child: Why do birds fly south in the fall? Adult: If they stayed here over the winter months, they would die of starvation. Child: How does a bird know that?

We're, like, damaging the English language

We're, like, damaging the English language

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Culture | Not long ago I found myself near a group of young people, listening to their conversation. They spoke a dialect of English often used by their generation:

Christians and storytelling

Christians and storytelling

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Media | In 1985 CBS made a 30-minute animated cartoon out of my first Hank the Cowdog book. My wife, Kris, and I were self-publishing the books in our garage, selling…

The anthropic principle

The anthropic principle

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Science | The anthropic principle has presented researchers on the cutting edge of science with a vexing dilemma. Their data are showing that the mathematical…

The importance of writing letters

The importance of writing letters

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Communication | Texting has given the human race a medium that is ideally suited for transmitting short bursts of information ("Out of milk," "U left water running," "Hurry…

Who but a mother?

Who but a mother?

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Her lessons last a lifetime

Nothing common

Nothing common

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What's special about the office is not the man who holds it

 
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