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 why do we need to study religion

why do we need to study religion

Religion has always been with us. Throughout history, it has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it has taken a central place in the lives of virtually all civilizations and cultures. As we think all the way back to the dawn of human consciousness, we find religion everywhere we turn. This may be true of the past, but what about the present and the future? In recent times, critics have suggested that religion is on the way out. Technology and science have changed our view of the world radically, leading some to say that we've entered a new stage of human existence, without religion. Soon, they argue, it will truly be a thing of the past. In our day and age, rumors of religion's demise seem very premature and perhaps there's no grain of truth in them at all. Religion

 why do my tomatoes have rot on the bottom

why do my tomatoes have rot on the bottom

By Nikki Tilley (Author of Have you noticed tomato fruit that looks rotten on the bottom? A common problem in the garden, especially when, and a commonly asked about topic, blossom end rot is usually seen in half grown fruits or early on in the season. So what is tomato blossom end rot and what, if anything, can be done about it? Read on to learn more. Blossom end rot (BER) is a physiological condition that results in a brown or yellow water-soaked spot which appears on the end of the fruit where the blossom once was. As the tomato grows, this spot darkens, eventually becoming leathery and black, and may even cover half the fruit s bottom. Often blossom end rot in tomatoes is blamed on a lack of, either by depleted, poorly drained soil or simply from displacement due to transpiration,

 why do terrestrial planets have meager atmospheres

why do terrestrial planets have meager atmospheres

33. 1) Meteorite craters are more common on the Moon because erosion has removed most of them from Earth's surface. 2) There was more debris in the early solar system colliding with the various bodies. Since the moon solidified before the Earth, these early collisions left craters on the moon, but not on the Earth. 3) Earth's atmosphere burns up much of the debris before it can hit the Earth. 4) Vegetation has grown over some craters. 5) Craters may be under the ocean were we cannot see them or they have already been removed by the action of the ocean. ...

 why do we have turkey at christmas

why do we have turkey at christmas

As the nights begin to draw in, our thoughts will naturally be turning to the festive season time off work, being with family and loved ones, cards and presents and of course, the traditional Christmas dinner. For most British households, that still means roast turkey and all the trimmings. The turkey remains hugely popular in this country more than 10 million are eaten at Christmas every year. But why do we eat turkey in particular? Is there a specific reason? And how long have we been cooking them for our Christmas meal? Find out right here When did we first start eating turkeys at Christmas? Turkeys were first brought into Britain in the 1520s. At that time, people would eat boar s head, goose or even peacock at Christmas; it has been claimed that Henry VIII was the first person in

 why do poinsettia leaves turn black on edges

why do poinsettia leaves turn black on edges

Improper watering causes plants leaves to turn black and drop prematurely. While overwatering causes margins or tips of leaves to turn black and roots to rot, underwatering causes them to dry up and appear scorched, especially if exposed to direct sunlight. While different plants have different irrigation requirements, ensure the soil around the plant remains evenly moist at all times or water when the top 1 to 1 1/2 inches of the soil feels dry. If container growing plants, use pots with adequate drainage holes at the bottom. ...

 why do stars twinkle but not planets

why do stars twinkle but not planets

Stars twinkle, while planets (usually) shine steadily. Why? Stars twinkle because Б theyБre so far away from Earth that, even through large telescopes, they appear only as pinpoints. And itБs easy for EarthБs atmosphere to disturb the pinpoint light of a star. As a starБs light pierces our atmosphere, each single stream of starlight is refracted Б caused to change direction, slightly Б by the various temperature and density layers in EarthБs atmosphere. You might think of it as the light traveling a zig-zag path to our eyes, instead of the straight path the light would travel if Earth didnБt have an atmosphere. ...

 why do my shins hurt to the touch

why do my shins hurt to the touch

Have you done any research on shin splints? Ideally, you are dealing with shin splints. That is not fun, but with treatment and some activity modifications, you can get rid of them. (Like if you are a runner, don t run downhill, and always make sure you are running heel, ball, toe instead of all toe-impact. ) However, since it has been years and years, you might be dealing with a stress fracture. ...

 why is there a worm in tequilla

why is there a worm in tequilla

Why Is There a Worm in My Tequila Bottle? Send all questions to:В Why does tequila sometimes have a worm? Contrary to popular myth, there is no historical precedent for finding a worm in the bottom of a tequila bottle. Chalk it up to an old wives tale that spun out of control в and then got a serious marketing push. ВTo this day, some misinformation endures about the virility and hallucinations youвll supposedly get as a reward for your worm-eating bravery. That doesnвt mean there never was a worm in the bottom of a liquor bottle. Itвs just that the spirit in question was mezcal, tequila s. However, it s worth noting that only a few mezcal producers used to include a worm in the bottle. Some think the worm in the bottle started as a marketing ploy, to get people to drink more mezcal in

 why do we do daylight savings time

why do we do daylight savings time

For something as simple as turning the clock back (or forward) an hour, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is. So why does Daylight Saving Time (sometimes mistakenly referred to as Daylight Savings Time) even exist, and why do some states not participate in the biannual ritual? It turns out Daylight Saving Time started out nearly a century ago, way back in March 1918. It was officially pitched as a way. In reality, it was also a means of luring people out into the extended daylight hours to shop, attend sporting events and spend time outdoors, author Michael Downing argues in his book Spring Forward : The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time. Today, though, more and more states are arguing that the concept is outdated, and some are even considering dropping it altogether. Two U. S. states and

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