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Calling all foodies

December 19, 2004 | 45 comments

I want to thank Times and Seasons for the opportunity to blog over the past two weeks. Read more »

Stem Cells, part 2

December 17, 2004 | 13 comments

We’ve already discussed our moral obligations to the very very young. Now I’d like to talk about our obligations to the very very old. Read more »

Secular knowledge

December 16, 2004 | 55 comments

Is secular knowledge a spiritual distraction? Read more »

Laughing at ourselves

December 12, 2004 | 16 comments

I am particularly fond of an old Jewish folk story called Esperanza’s Bread. Read more »

Thoughts on evolution

December 10, 2004 | 206 comments

I suspect that when many people think about how God created humans, they have a subconscious image of Him carefully designing each system and part, essentially the same way a human engineer would. But increasingly that’s not how human engineers work. Read more »

An Engineering Analysis of Santa Claus

December 9, 2004 | 15 comments

To prove that engineers have a sense of humor, I send the following to my family every year at Christmas. I wish I could say I wrote it, but I didn’t, and don’t know who did. Perhaps you’ve seen it before. If not, enjoy. Read more »

Stem Cells, part 1

December 7, 2004 | 294 comments

Until recently I had the good fortune to be a member of Matt Evans’ Elder’s Quorum class. Matt asked me a question once that I couldn’t answer, and still can’t. I’m hoping T&S can help (and I hope Matt doesn’t mind!) Read more »

A House Of Order

December 6, 2004 | 11 comments

My wife Angela is a veterinarian. She’s also apparently a really good Relief Society enrichment teacher (I’m not allowed to go to these things, but I have this on good authority). A few weeks ago the enrichment lesson subject was “A House of Order”, from Doctrine and Covenants 88:119: “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.” This scripture primarily refers to the temple, of course, but it’s also often used to... Read more »