Tag Archives: Astronomy

Christmas nights: Winter Solstice

Index of Christmas holiday posts Happy Winter Solstice! If you face east from your front yard, or say, from within the circle of Stonehenge, then on different dates through the year you will see the Sun rise at points running … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts: You are a meteorite

Index of Christmas holiday posts I’m terrible at choosing gifts. Some people (especially God, and my sister Laura) have a special knack for choosing gifts that are meaningful to the recipient while at the same time they reflect the relationship … Continue reading

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Evangelicals and Evolutionary Creation

This Darwin 2009 video (m4v, mp4, download) explains that the OU History of Science Collections is one of the handful of places in the world where one may view a complete set of first editions of the works of Charles … Continue reading

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Aurier vs. the positivists

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” I selected this saying of Einstein’s for the motto of the History of Science Collections blog in part because it thoroughly undermines the positivist philosophy which was rampant in Einstein’s day and which remains … Continue reading

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