The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

I was reminded of this book after reading Turn Right at Macchu Picchu.  For their extensive network of roads to function in the Peruvian mountains, the Inca needed bridges to cross rivers and gorges.  So they engineered them out of grass.  Of course a grass bridge requires constant maintenance to stay together.  But don't let the … Continue reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

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Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (ed. Ronald Numbers)

Ex-evangelicals, like myself, have seen just about every possible way evangelicals, and religious people in general, can misuse and abuse science and history.  Some of these are infamous:  young earth creationism and conversion therapy come to mind.  But sometimes we’ve been over-exposed – or more accurately, unevenly exposed.  It can be easy to forget, in … Continue reading Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (ed. Ronald Numbers)