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The Curiosity Index (27.08.2018)

The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here This is something I expect to hear a lot more of over the next few decades – our use, misuse and lack of our most precious resource – water. What makes the situation weirder is that floods such as the ones in Kerala (see below) are likely to become more common at the same time as increasing scarcity of drinking water.  In Acts, did Luke incorrectly date Theudas? Had he misread Josephus? This is another long read but it’s the sort of historical investigation…

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The Curiosity Index (12.09.2017)

As storms rage and waters rise, religions speak with many voices The Economist on how religious groups have responded to the hurricanes in the US and Caribbean. Some good, some bad. Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities Both remarkable and I think concerning story from the rise and rise of the Nigerian megachurch. 23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do Yep, kids should do most of those things. How typewriters changed everything  Good old QWERTY Swimming the English Channel A friend of mine…

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