Most interesting infographic of the day, via the Washington Post, which also published an even more detailed breakdown by county. Christianity is the largest religion in the US, by a wide margin: more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. Buddhism is second. The data comes from a 2010 census sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It'd be interesting to see a similar mapping with "atheism/agnostic" included as a comparison. The lack of inclusion of His Noodly Goodness (Hail FSM) is a real oversight, obviously. Larger size here.
The theme of this year's Society of Catholic Scientists is, er, out of this world. Participants will land at a Hilton Hotel in Washington DC in June to ponder "Extraterrestrials, AI, and Minds Beyond the Human." From the Catholic News Agency: "Half of the talks are going to be about extraterrestrial life, and there's going… READ THE REST
Less than half of Americans are in a church, according to Gallup, the lowest in the history of its survey. A membership rate around 70% held steady from 1940 to 2000, with more granular polls in the 1990s suggesting a little back-and-forth. By the late 2000s, it was bouncing off the high fifties. By the… READ THE REST
I love these KIS KIS (Keep It Short) animated videos and other short-form content. This one looks at Martin Luther and the Christian Reformation. Bonus track: Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Time just flies in computer years. In fact, it's been almost 25 years since the iMac ascended to become Apple's premiere desktop computer. Just a few weeks after announcing the new M1 iMac, the brand's first major redesign in almost a decade, it's now open season on previous generations of iMacs past. In fact, there are… READ THE REST
Up until the last few months, it would have been completely acceptable to shrug your shoulders and let your eyes glaze over if someone tried to explain a non-fungible token to you. But after decades of limited ownership over images, gifs, and virtually anything found on the web, the NFT process can now finally give… READ THE REST
We're always looking for something with that wow factor. That item with a little something extra that stops people in their tracks and demands attention. And trust us; when you see the equivalent of a solar eclipse burst through the wall of your living space, the allure of the Protean Color Changing Wall Light becomes crystal… READ THE REST