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Why Be Religious?
Atheism comes in different forms, but one form is when the person wants to be autonomous of God and acknowledge no divine authority. In this case he is making himself the ultimate being. I think that God would have a preferred mode of contact, ...
frankbeswick, 1 day ago
Why Be Religious?
Interesting. i often encounter people who claim to believe in God, but have no religion. It seems contradictory that God would exist and not have a preferred manner of contact. Yes, religious can have two meanings, being a good member of a ...
blackspanielgallery, 1 day ago
Why Be Religious?
A TV compere presenting the national lottery show some years ago had his audience say, "I know I'm a sinner, but make me a winner." For insects I use a variety of techniques, as I use Integrated Pest Management.
frankbeswick, 1 day ago
Why Be Religious?
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practicalities and products. Your differentiating between orienting oneself to God and pleaing for such favors as lottery or team wins calls to mind something I heard someone say within the last year: Hail Mary ...
DerdriuMarriner, 1 day ago
The Sliding of Solway Moss
Nice to hear from you again, Derdriu. A good book for studying bogs is David Bellamy's Ireland. Solway Moss was grazed carefully, but not overgrazed, so it never suffered ecological degradation.
frankbeswick, 2 days ago
The Sliding of Solway Moss
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practical information. How can there be no product lines associated with your timely article? Do you know of book, journal or online sources that you'd recommend for raised bogs and Solway Moss? It's interesting ...
DerdriuMarriner, 2 days ago
Miracles
Terata is used in Acts occasionally.There are no specific miracles associated with the word terata. John differs because its author, the beloved disciple, almost certainly not John the Apostle, was a more deeply educated intellectual than the ...
frankbeswick, 3 days ago
Miracles
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practicalities and products. It appears that terata (wonders) is the rarest of the trio made up by dynamis (powerful act) and semeion (sign). Do you know where it is used and what the associated miracles are? It's ...
DerdriuMarriner, 3 days ago
Understanding Tropism
I concur. Plants respond to electrical fields, but nowhere have I heard mentioned the phenomenon of which you speak. I suspect that this might be a tropism of certain plants in dry regions.As it would be the roots that absorbed water, it may be ...
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Understanding Tropism
Frank, this might be another form of tropism, or something close but distinct. Many years ago an engineer told me the odor before a thunderstorm is not ozone, which I concur with since I know the smell of ozone. He suggested that electric ...
blackspanielgallery, 8 days ago
Understanding Tropism
Yes, there will be an article on the display, but much later in the year.
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Understanding Tropism
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practical information and the product lines. All this tropism information appeals to me in terms of understanding and witnessing above- and below-ground plant growth (wouldn't it be nice if tree branches would, ...
DerdriuMarriner, 8 days ago
The mystery of Flannan Isle
Derdriu, you seem to have got the right explanation.
frankbeswick, 14 days ago
The mystery of Flannan Isle
frankbeswick, Thank you for giving what is also a kind tribute to three lighthouse keepers who were just doing their jobs and for mentioning Robert Louis Stevenson, one of the first authors I remember as being a favorite. Do you think that the ...
DerdriuMarriner, 14 days ago
Landmarks of Britain Coin Series
This is like believing history is just events and dates, but a proper study of history requires understanding of the causes and effects of those events.
blackspanielgallery, 16 days ago

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