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Grappling with a Truly Fully Human Jesus of Nazareth
Expecting the words of Jesus to settle the evolution issue shows an insufficient grappling with the implications of the incarnation. Actually, it betrays how uncomfortable and “irreverent” (to borrow C. S. Lewis’s description) a doctrine the incarnation is—ironically, including for Christians.

For Jesus to be fully human mean not abstractly “human” but a human of a particular sort, fully participating in the Judaism of the 1st century.

The incarnation leaves no room whatsoever for the idea that Jesus in any way kept his distance from participating in that particular humanity. That means, among other things, that Jesus was limited in knowledge along with everyone else at the time.

That may sound irreverent or offensive, but it is an implication of the incarnation. Jesus wasn’t an omniscient being giving the final word on the size of mustard seeds, mental illness, or cosmic and biological evolution. He was a 1st century Jew and he, therefore, thought like one.

Was he more than a 1st century Jew? Yes, I believe he was—and working that out is the stuff of 2000 years of Christian theology. But however “more than human” Jesus may be, and whatever we might mean by that, he was certainly not one micro-millimeter less than fully human—and that, as I’ve been saying, has all sorts of implications, including for the evolution discussion.
by:peteenns  bible  jesus  science  christianity  theology 
november 2019 by dirtystylus
When do the clocks change around the world? And why? | News | The Guardian
Well at this time of year, an hour extra in bed for a start. But DST has far wider ramifications, for energy use, farming, even mood.

Some argue that DST does not really save energy, as less household usage in the evenings in summer might be offset by greater morning usage.

Health impacts are widely touted: people can get more exposure to sunlight through the summer DST months, boosting their vitamin D levels. But critics argue that disruption to circadian rhythms (sleep patterns) can negatively impact on human health. Studies have found that the risk of having a heart attack increases in the first three weekdays after switching to DST in the spring.

However they also found that the extra hour of sleep after the clocks went back in autumn decreased the risk of heart attacks in the first few weekdays after switching.

Studies suggest that although getting an “extra hour of sleep” when the clocks move back does not lead to people sleeping longer, the loss of an hour of sleep when the clocks move forward negatively affects sleeping patterns for several weeks afterwards.
science  daylightsavingstime 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
sarah d'adamo on Twitter: "wow seasonal allergies exist because urban environments planted exclusively male, often cloned, plants for the last 70 yrs since they're "litter-free", trading the biome's female seed pods &c for excess allergenic pollen. patria
wow seasonal allergies exist because urban environments planted exclusively male, often cloned, plants for the last 70 yrs since they're "litter-free", trading the biome's female seed pods &c for excess allergenic pollen. patriarchy is literally ecological

Cross-link to: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/botanical-sexism-cultivates-home-grown-allergies/
science  patriarchy  pollen  health  allergies 
may 2019 by dirtystylus

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