Day Bidet #30

Happy MLK Day:

  1. “So soon as we pose the question, ‘What indeed if it were true?’ about an ordinary proposition of the faith, consequences begin to show themselves that go beyond anything we dare to believe, that upset our whole basket of assured convictions, and we are frightened of that.”
  2. “This is what used to be called ‘eliminationist rhetoric,’ deployed in the months and years leading up to a genocide.” (Related—language warning.)
  3. “Paul depicts God as the ultimate gift giver—the word most English versions of Paul’s letters translate as ‘grace’ is the same word first-century Greek speakers used for ordinary gift exchanges—and Jesus Christ as God’s definitive, climactic gift to humanity.”
  4. “‘Every time a Bitcoin bubble bursts, another grows back to replace it,’ Man Group’s analysts wrote in a note dated Jan. 12. ‘This very frequency makes the Bitcoin narrative somewhat atypical relative to the great bubbles of the past.'” (Related.)
  5. “Sex and the city author regrets her life choices”
  6. “Progress.” “Progress.”
  7. Read this.


“In 2012 … Lynn Klotz warned that there was an 80 percent chance, given how many laboratories were then handling virulent viro-varietals, that a leak of a potential pandemic pathogen would occur sometime in the next 12 years.” (Related.)

“Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2020”

A different kind of carnivore success story. (Related.)

“Roman adoption emulated slave emancipation, an image certainly relevant in [Galatians 4.1-5].”

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