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Debating Darwin

My Hartford Faith & Values blog is up – and I’m not saying nice things about Bill Nye’s decision to debate Ken Ham at the Creation Museum.

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Synchronicity!

Darwin Day Screen Shot

Channel 12 was good enough to cover the Darwin Day Dinner sponsored last night by the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism for Fairfield County and other organizations.  This screen shot shows a stylish Australopithecus couple immediately above a news stream: “Vatican says conclave to elect new pope could be held earlier in March.”

Synchronicity is the experience of observing two causally unrelated events and perceiving them as related. A famous example is watching the Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon – If you haven’t tried “Dark Side of the Rainbow, check it out.  Darwin’s theory has much to say about why we see connections in unrelated things.  MIchael Shermer’s book and Ted Talk are good places to  learn more.  Sometimes, though, it is better to just enjoy synchronicity’s fruit!