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News to Note, August 23, 2008

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

on August 23, 2008
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The fruits of an old earth, hopping on lily pads, a new denizen of the solar system, and more in this week’s News to Note

1. Looking Into the Vatican's Views On Science

In an eye-opening article concerning the Vatican’s views on science, a Discover magazine reporter takes an insider’s look into the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Sadly, the fruits of an old-age mentality are on display.

2. New "Proof" of Evolution Found In Water Lily Species

Darwin fans fret no more. From the climes of Canada comes definitive proof of evolution in action. At least, that’s what the headline says.

3. Ruptured Dam Offers Insight Into the Formation of the Grand Canyon

A lot of rain, a lot of water, and a gorge transformed in a matter of minutes. What can a ruptured earthen dam tell us about the formation of the Grand Canyon?

4. Minor Planet Helps Answer Comet Conundrum

It may not have an impressive name, but minor planet 2006 SQ372 has a big role to play. Could this be the answer to the old-age comet conundrum?

5. Do Humans Possess Inate Numerical Skills?

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) and the University of Melbourne (Australia) may not have counted on such a discovery, but their research suggests humans possess innate numerical skills.

6. Church Attendance Linked With Higher GPAs

Want better grades? Go to church.

7. New Species Found In Insect Fossil On eBay

Forget fieldwork. The trendy new way to discover fossils is as close as your Internet browser.


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