Paradigm Shift

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) observing a lunar eclipse in Rome in 1500, coloured historical artwork. Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who began the revolution that overthrew more than 1000 years of astronomical thought. Since the time of Ptolemy in the second century AD, the Earth had been considered to be the immovable centre of the universe.… Continue reading Paradigm Shift

Common Ancestry

“Yes, evolution by descent from a common ancestor is clearly true. If there was any lingering doubt about the evidence from the fossil record, the study of DNA provides the strongest possible proof of our relatedness to all other living things.”  ~ Dr. Francis Collins (Director of the Human Genome Project and professing Christian) Evolution… Continue reading Common Ancestry


Derelict “It’s always there. Just beneath the surface. You can try to run, but it will hunt you down. Tackle you. Turn you over, sink its claws into you, grab you by the throat, and demand that you speak. Its name is Beauty.”-Anonymous The scene is Firestorm books, a small anarchist bookstore in Asheville North… Continue reading Derelict

Hellfire and Fuzzy Blankets

My pen does acrobatics in my hand. My feet tapping in neurotic fashion under the table like I’m a drummer in a punk band. The fluorescent light always oppressive in these classrooms; beats down with unyielding religious fervor and resolve. I’m kicking myself for not having had a 2nd cup of coffee. I can’t stop… Continue reading Hellfire and Fuzzy Blankets