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Discernment on the Internet

By Heather Zeiger, MS (chemistry), MA (bioethics)
Sometimes when I open up my web browser I think it would be helpful to have a master of ceremonies pop up, like the kind you see at a carnival calling out to the kids to “Step right up, step right up. You won’t believe your eyes.”  This guyContinue Reading

Giant Viruses: Just Scratching the Surface

by Caroline Crocker, PhD
Many years ago, when I was first considering what subject I should study at university, I heard a lecture on viruses. The teacher explained that viruses do not meet any of the criteria we use to use to assess whether something is alive:

They do not reproduce themselves;
They do not transform energy (theyContinue Reading