Timothy Taylor, reader in archeology at Bradford University, reviewed evidence from dozens of archeological finds and scientific studies for his research.
“The widespread lay belief that sex in the past was predominantly heterosexual and reproductive can be challenged,” said Taylor.
He argues that monogamy only became established as hunter-gatherer societies took up agriculture and settled in houses, allowing the social roles of men and women to become more fixed.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
"Mom, when we die, and go to heaven, and become saints, do we get to wear haloes?"
"Are they little rings over our heads like the angels?"
"No, they're more like round, golden disks behind our heads."
"Good," he nodded, and walked away satisfied . . .
I hope this means he is aiming for canonization as one of his life goals.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Okay, folks, if you happen to find yourself in a custody dispute, take a cue from Alec Baldwin as an example of what not to do.
Monday, April 16, 2007
You’re St. Jerome!
You’re a passionate Christian, fiercely devoted to Jesus Christ and his Church. You are willing to labor long hours in the Lord’s vineyard, and you have little patience with those who are less willing or able to work as you do. Your passions often carry you into temptation zones of wrath, lust, and pride.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The credit is on the side of the photos in really small print on pages 17 and 20 (by the way, we are the second-oldest parish in Orange County, after St. Boniface in Anaheim, since Mission San Juan Capistrano was a mission, but not a parish church until the 1900's).
"So I don't know whether calling the Rutgers basketball ladies "nappy-headed hos" is a mean old white guy's racist slur or an artful parodic jest on the way black women are talked about by black men -- or at least by the ones on the record charts. After all, the only way mean old white folks know the expressions "nappy" or "ho" is because they heard 'em from hip young black folks. Indeed, one could argue it's a tribute to how non-racist America is that an elderly Caucasian would wish to talk like a gangsta rapper. What was it Martin Luther King dreamed of? A nation where men would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their characterizations? "
"It's a good rule of thumb in American scandals that, no matter how big an idiot someone is, the outrage over him will always be more idiotic. "
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
1. You must first learn to pronounce the city name, it is L. A.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Yet it was our infirmities that he bore,our sufferings that he endured,while we thought of him as stricken,as one smitten by God and afflicted.But he was pierced for our offenses,crushed for our sins;upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole,by his stripes we were healed.We had all gone astray like sheep,each following his own way;but the LORD laid upon himthe guilt of us all.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Print-shop worker John Taylor, a Nashville native, is worried that the new immigrants are not making enough of an effort to mingle, sticking to their own languages and settling in hermetic enclaves. To him, it feels like something the South has had enough of: segregation."I don't like the cordoning off of people," said Taylor, 34. "I'm not a big thumper for civil rights and what MLK did, but it was the right thing to do."