If I wanted the thoughts and discussion of a proponent of a Demon Haunted World, I would go to BioLogos, not where I go for 'News for Nerds'. Really, Templeton Prize winners' wacky notions of reality are available all over the web, if you bother to explore a bit. I'm reading Slashdot for a reason, and Woo isn't what I'm looking for.
Before going to the article, I quick checked Wikipedia for "Mark C. Taylor".
Mark C. Taylor (born 13 December 1945) is a philosopher of religion and cultural critic who has published more than twenty books on theology, philosophy, art and architecture, media, technology, economics, and the natural sciences.
I didn't read the article.
The Earth moves one way, the Earth moves the other way.
You can't explain that.
"findings"? What "findings", exactly?
The research project will continue for a three year period, by the end of which which the scientists hope to have established the scientific basis for their laser-ablation technique.
Wow! Lasers! This is the kind of news I get up early for. Will there be film at 11:00?
heh. I'm unsuccessfully scratching my head trying to remember the book, but it was classic science fiction of the good ol' space opera variety. The adolescent hero's adventure was all about striking it rich by finding huge thorium deposits on Mercury. Written in the 1950s.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)