“It was a little bit like the kind of thing you see in movies.” Those are the words recently retired BYU professor William G. Eggington used more than once when he described stories from his nearly three decades as a forensic linguist.
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When we include both biblical and nonbiblical sources, “what we have concerning Jesus actually is impressive. . . . In all, at least forty-two authors, nine of them secular, mention Jesus within 150 years of his death.”
Because 60% of biology undergraduates nationwide are female, the life sciences have long been thought to enjoy more gender equity than other STEM fields. But a new BYU study challenges the notion that all is well for gender parity in biology classrooms.
It was an eyesore and a health hazard. The pond of standing water in a low-lying area had become a mosquito factory, producing enough of these parasites to torment everyone in the leprosy colony. Several times ideas had been offered to drain it, but nothing ever came of them. Then someone came that saw the pond as a wonderful opportunity and everything changed.
Let’s face it. We’re living in a moment of earth-shaking turmoil. Global pandemic. Economic anxiety. Concerns for social justice being drowned out by rioters, looters and fire-bombers. Politicians opting for sound bites over honest dialogue. A “cancel culture” determined to shame and intimidate people into silence. Fragile trust everywhere. Not a good recipe for teamwork.
Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation, and though much of that comes from births, we still have a substantial amount of in-migration, with Utah getting a 0.8 boost from net migration compared to 0.3 percent nationally. This trend has continued for many years. What is the big draw? Here are 5 reasons why people are moving to Utah and why they love it here.
When Rod Smith died this week, we lost not only the noteworthy voice for the U.S. Constitution on Meridian, but a friend whose gifts of believing in people make this a real loss for us personally and for everybody. We felt his love and belief in us as a tangible gift, and we will greatly miss his insightful articles.