Thursday, December 25, 2008
Requisite Holiday Post!
Hope everyone is having a nice federal holiday! Or shall we say ... Holly Day!
Why do we believe in Santa Claus at Science Daily. If children attribute the same supernatural powers to Santa as they do to God, why do they stop believing in Santa, but continue their belief in God?
Brain activity altered during "religious experiences," at Scientific American.
Christmas at the Office by Penelope Trunk. This column argues that current religious holidays shouldn't be required days off; instead they should be normal floating days off tacked on to our pool of vacation days.
The Star, a short fictional story about a certain holiday and a certain supernova.