C’mon. This is the first time in almost a century that a total eclipse will traverse the fruited plains from coast to coast.
The first pictures of an eclipse from the surface of another planet were taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover on the surface of Mars in March 2004.
As a rule, family road trips aren’t exactly a walk in the park, and you’ve got a feeling this will be no ordinary road trip.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.
Aristotelian teleology is, as Joseph Carter points out, manifested by order in nature. More precisely, teleology is consistency: natural processes tend to consistent ends.