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The science-fiction television show Babylon 5 featured a giant space station where humans and aliens could meet in peace. The … Continue reading Weird Life: Could Life Be Based on Another Liquid?
In Genesis 1:28–30, God commands humanity to rule over all the earth and to manage the planet’s resources for the … Continue reading Thank God for Trees and Responsible Lumbering