" I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. "
Charles Darwin

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Football War Breaks Out in Honduras

The Football War was a 6-day war fought between El Salvador and Honduras. Though political tensions between Hondurans and Salvadorans were the main factors contributing to the war's outbreak, tensions between the 2 countries were inflamed by rioting during the 2nd N American qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Though short-lived, the war claimed 2,000 lives, with casualties on both sides. What unconventional method did the Salvadoran Air Force use to drop bombs during The Football War?



Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is the treatment and prevention of disease using practices that do not follow generally accepted medical methods and may not have a scientific explanation for their effectiveness; acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation, biofeedback, massage, and chiropractic therapies are just a few examples. The scientifically oriented, modern medical establishment has typically been skeptical about, and often opposed to, these treatments. What is the appeal to nature fallacy?

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Gertrude Bell

Bell was a British traveler, author, government official, and one of the builders of the modern state of Iraq. Bell's knowledge of Middle Eastern conditions earned her an appointment to the British intelligence services during WWI, and she was largely responsible for the selection of Faisal I as king of Iraq. Bell communicated in 6 languages and regularly visited with royalty. She died from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1926. What nickname did she earn for her role in shaping Iraq's monarchy?

Last updated on Saturday, 14th July 2007

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