Israel is brown. Really brown. I haven’t been, but I’ve seen pictures. And I’ve heard others talk of their experiences. Paint just gets sandblasted off the buildings, more or less, so most locals don’t really make the effort anymore. That’s what makes the “whitewashed tombs” of Matthew 23:27 remarkable. They can’t possibly stay white. Coat…
Why does a truck full of birds at rest weigh the same as the same truck with the birds in flight? The birds are weightless in the air, right? That’s why they don’t go splat. Flying birds should make the truck weigh less.
Turns out it’s more complicated than that.
Lobsters are not immortal. You may have heard otherwise, but it isn’t true. They do have a remarkable way of reproducing cells that retards cell death indefinitely. But turns out, getting old brings on a host of health difficulties, each of which may eventually become fatal. They ward off the natural processes better than most species, granted, but death will inevitably get them in the end, as it will all of us.
Once upon a time, there lived a young man in a faraway place; although Aggies like us inevitably want to call such characters Rock, we’ll call him Jake.