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Mining Tradition

L. Rhodes
  1. As recently as the mid-1970s, Protestant leaders agreed that, scripturally speaking, life begins with the first breath.

God does not regard the fetus as a soul, no matter how far gestation has progressed. The Law plainly exacts: 'If a man kills any human life he will be put to death' (Lev. 24:17). But according to Exodus 21:22–24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense … Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.

Then, in 1978, a new translation of the Bible muddled English-language understanding a pivotal verse, setting the stage for the modern cultura wars. Rewire.News

  1. This is what it looks like when a family goes all in on mining and trading crypto currencies: Logic

  2. Turkey is moving the Tigris river town of Hasankeyf, continuously inhabited for 12,000 years, 3 kilometers up the hill to make way for a reservoir behind the Ilisu dam. Here's photo essay of the move: The Atlantic