Thursday, January 20, 2005

Let's see if I can procrastinate some more

Still ice-cold here in good old Athens. Still snowing. Brrrr.

You know, I prefer extreme temperatures of cold to extreme temperatures of heat. When it's cold, everyone walks around bundled up and no one pays much attention to how anybody else looks; at least, not when they pass each other going from class to class. Also, one can complain about the cold with impunity. When it is hot, sunny and muggy, one gets the idea that disliking all that scorching sunshine is publicly considered a crime against nature which proves, if nothing else, that the guilty party is not a member of the species homo sapiens sapiens.

But everyone loathes frostbite, and so do I! Hooray for normality! (You gotta take it where you can get it).

Hmmm, interesting: New study confirms ancient origin for Shroud of Turin

Jan. 19 ( - New scientific tests on the Shroud of Turin have confirmed that the cloth dates back to around the time of Christ. The results dismiss a 1988 study that claimed the cloth was manufactured in the 13th or 14th century.

Well, the Shroud of Turin isn't de fide, that is, it isn't necessary to believe in it to be a Catholic. Still, there are lots of smart people who do. I'm leaning more toward belief.


  1. I think it's funny that the very scientist that invented carbon-14 dating insisted that it isn't very accurate, yet the scientific community relies on it so much to prove any Biblical artifact wrong. :)

  2. Yessss, they use science whenever it fits with the agenda, he he he. But watch them ignore this latest little study ;)