Monthly Archives: February 2009

First lines: The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin’s theory of descent with modification by natural selection is one of the truly great ideas of humankind has produced. And while he got some things wrong and 150 years of further research continues to modify and refine his theory, his basic premise that all living creatures gradually change over long periods of time… Read more »

Listen closely

Yesterday, I once again found myself sitting in a theater. As they aren’t common locations for pop/rock concerts over, I started to think that over, and came to the conclusion that I quite like ’em. (Which may be a function of my musical preferences becoming much more mellow.) In the theater, people tend to sit… Read more »

First lines: The Magician

The Magician is the second book in the six-part The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, and it is almost as fun as the first one. Like The Alchemyst, the pace is high, there’s an abundant use of myth, and I was unable to put it down. But I got three points I need… Read more »


In het EO-programma ‘t Zal je maar gebeuren verwijst Andries Knevel zijn eerdere uitspraken over de schepping en ‘intelligent’ design resoluut naar de prullenbak met een duidelijke verklaring: Vroeger geloofde ik dat de schepping in 6 × 24 uur had plaatsgevonden en was ik creationist. Kort geleden geloofde ik nog in Intelligent Design. Ik herroep… Read more »