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The Curiosity Index (15.12.2017)

Did the Canaanites survive? One from the summer but it’s a 4000 year old question so I reckon a few more months won’t make much more difference. Scientists have applied DNA analysis to see if the Canaanites had any descendants. Whatever happened to the promised

The Curiosity Index (01.12.2017)

Welcome to December. If I was clever I’d have some sort of advent system going on. I’m not so I don’t but these things are quite cool. Infographic of the Year There are awards for everything including the best infographics known to humanity. Here are

The Curiosity Index (05.10.2017)

Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035 It’s always 20 years from now but hopers will hope. But our ability to search improves with every technological innovation. I compare the situation to the year 1491. European civilization had been around for 2,500 years,

The Curiosity Index (02.10.2017)

Meet the Mother of Modern Missions “Though hardly anyone knows her name today, Rebecca helped ignite fires of a new kind of religion that in subsequent centuries has given spiritual sustenance to millions.” We could well call Rebecca Protten the “mother of modern missions.” Remarkable. A

The Curiosity Index (18.09.2017)

Hope you all had a good weekend. The best of all possible worlds? A fascinating insight into research that looks at the ‘fine tuning’ of the universe. Investigators of fine tuning look, for example, at physical parameters ranging from the weight of a subatomic particle

The Curiosity Index (05.09.2017)

Why you should read more about religion I suspect that most of the people reading this blog don’t need convincing on this but here’s why someone who doesn’t believe (Tyler Cowen) thinks religion is important. Flying spaghetti monsters and the quest for religious authenticity As

The Curiosity Index (23.06.2017)

So not exactly back to a daily rhythm yet…anyhoo. Happy midsummer for all you optimists. For everyone else, the evenings are getting shorter… Why Biblical Archaeology matters Catherine McDowell explains at the TGC using the fall of Lachish as her example. In the video below,

The Curiosity Index (17.05.2017)

Has the UK hit peak secular? This article in the Guardian wonders if the decline of religion in the UK has hit its nadir. Its findings tally with this study that cognitive biases don’t explain religion, after all. In fact the most important thing Christians