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The Puzzle that Is Ebola

We’ve read lots about the spread of Ebola, but not much about the science behind the virus itself. This week’s long read helps here, as well as showing what we don’t know. Reading about Ebola does tend to concentrate the mind on some of life’s sobering realities, instilling in us something akin to “the fear of the Lord.”

Don’t Sit Behind a Sick Passenger

Speaking of viruses, this article on “How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside an Airplane” might discourage you from further airline travel!

Secular Sanctuary

One of the few remaining places in our society where one immediately senses the need to be reverently quiet is the public library. It’s a place that eschews the distractions of sound and sight—though some libraries are, in fact, beautiful. But soon enough you forget their beauty and you slow down, read, and think. Maybe it’s not a “holy sanctuary,” but it does give one space to ponder, which is the gateway drug to worship.

Nature Looking Back at Us

Here’s a fun photo essay: “The Faces of Nature.” It’s a small collection of pictures of some of the “millions and millions of faces to been seen if you look for them,” says the author/photographer. Enjoy.

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Also in this Issue

Issue 11 / December 11, 2014
  1. Editors’ Note
  2. How Infinitely Big Is God?

    Perhaps smaller than a fraction of a fraction. /

  3. Tiny Creatures of Great Worth

    Bacteria: there are trillions of them. And many are on our side. /

  4. All Streams Lead to Christ

    The splendor of God’s revelation is that it is both manifold and one. /

  5. Gaudete

    Which is to say, rejoice! /

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