Monthly Archives: September 2003

Evangelism as public education?

I belong to a humanistic web group here in Michigan and recently someone noticed that one of the community colleges was giving a class called the Alpha Course, meant to determine what relevance Jesus has in the lives of its students. The humanists alerted the ACLU and apparently they agreed that the separation of church and state was being violated, and managed to shut the class down. This article discusses the situation. What do you think? Is this an attempt to evangelize, or just education?

Talk to the animals


I’m working on a lecture about human language and its relationship to abstract thought and culture, and I wanted stuff on meerkat alarm calls for comparison’s sake. I stumbled across this great site talking about animal behavior and communication in a number of arenas, all assembled for your reading pleasure. It has the overly simple title of “biology – animal behavior”.


From the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan website:

RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.

If you are freedom-loving and anti-fundamentalist,
you are with RAWA. Support and help us.

Guess we’re all with ‘em, aren’t we?