Apparently if you read the 'scriptures' long enough and hard enough, and find just the right slant on the words contained, and even when they seemingly have a straightforward direct meaning, if it's too nasty you can change your interpretation to taste. If you perform this work assiduously enough, with just the right level of grovelling humility, you might get to heaven. Might I therefore suggest to my Xtian friends, if you're going to dissect fiction, chapter and verse, why not start with a well written book? Lord Of The Rings by Tolkien has the advantage of being superbly written, with interesting characters, and a great finish.... not all this waiting around for armageddon crap! So it's a two horse race, does Frodo cop an earful? or is it Jesus by a nose? Votes please!
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Here are 7 often-overlooked World Heritage Sites, each with its own history.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance.
- Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence.
- These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural heritage.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
A new method promises to capture an elusive dark world particle.
- Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles.
- Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe.
- The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online.
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