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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bits and pieces, 9/20/05

mum’s the word

Jeff Clinton posted his Conversation With A Cell Biologist About Evolution a couple weeks ago and sparked quite a discussion in the comment thread. Also of interest is his follow-up.


do you mean that literally?

This is old news, but the debate is still current: Matt Powell takes issue with Joe Carter for his statements about Biblical interpretation and scientific knowledge. Rusty Lopez takes on (in the comment section) Matt’s allegations that old-earth creationism “carries water for deists and atheists.”


who was left behind?

And why? Terry Mattingly at GetReligion mentions some factors perhaps forgotten in Katrina’s aftermath.


pay attention, now

Only three weeks ‘til the GodBlogCon, to be held at Biola University in LaMirada, CA October 13th-15th. As part of the pre-psych, there are some new posts up at the GodBlogCon blog, one on the history of blogging and another on “blogging ADD". I had to stop & think about that one.


something to chew on

Christianity Today online offers a review by Lauren F. Winner, Fit or Fat, for your consumption. In Born Again Bodies, Princeton University's R. Marie Griffith speaks out against the “gospel of slimness.” Griffith “calls for American Christians to do better than absorbing and parroting our surrounding society's obsession with slimness. It is one thing for the church to encourage healthy living. It is quite another for the church to have uncritically embraced the idol of slimness.”

In Don't Eat This Book, Morgan Spurlock follows-up on his film, Super Size Me, a McDocumentary of the McMonth during which he ate nothing but McDonald’s food (ugh, I think I'd rather starve). Spurlock adds up the real cost of obesity, including figures guesstimating the amount of extra CO2 put into the atmosphere by jet engines working hard to propel overweight folks through the air.

What I appreciate most about Winner’s review is that it rightly notes both extremes of eating habits/choices as being problems both individual and societal: “...our choices are conditioned by the available options, by social expectations, and by market forces.” This is true in many areas of our lives, not just the gastronomic ones.


  • Winner's review sounds good to me. I've been thinking about writing along those lines recently.

    By Blogger Hannah Im, at 7:13 AM  

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