Daily Archives: 12 December 2009


Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2009http://spaceweather.com GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Forecasters expect more than 100 meteors per hour … Read More


Vancouver sights

They say there are mountains around Vancouver. I don’t believe it.  There is only a solid gray science fiction like void of clouds. I could be in Gary, Indiana, for all the mountains I see here. Anyway… without mountains, I … Read More

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Nothing “eccentric” about this theology! Nosirrie!

Whose theology is "eccentric"? The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury opined that for some (no doubt himself included) Benedict XVI’s provisions for Anglicans are "theologically rather eccentric". This from the fellow who recently got together with friends for an ecumenical conflab … Read More

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More tests on Spirit: not encouraging

In case you missed this news about the intrepid little Mars Rover Spirit. Further Tests Designed for Rover’s Right-Rear Wheel December 07, 2009 A series of diagnostic tests on Spirit’s right-rear wheel on sols 2104 and 2105 (Dec. 3 and … Read More

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Avery Card. Dulles – RIP – 1st anniversary

It is a long tradition to pray for the dead on the 3rd day after death, 30th day and 1st year. Say a prayer for the late Avery Card. Dulles, who died one year ago today. Good… now that you … Read More

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Anglican Archbp. Williams: Benedict XVI’s provisions seen as “theologically eccentric”

I think Rowan Williams, Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, likes the word "eccentric".  It seems to be a word he understands inside and out. A few alert readers sent me links to an article in the Daily Telegraph  which has comments … Read More

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