Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Opus 2015-204: Headlines: Beware Explosive Helium

Drudge had a warning about helium leaks in LA.  Okay, I’ll bite.  My eyebrows really went up when I read the title of the article from the Daily Mail.

“Could LA's Big One be even bigger than we thought? Now explosive helium is leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles”
Although I was not a science major, I am credentialed to teach science in California schools.  When I went to school we were taught that helium was an inert gas and would not explode, unlike hydrogen.  Helium is what they put in balloons for your birthday.  Hydrogen was the cause of the destruction of the Hindenburg. 

After a title like that I was a bit reluctant to read the article.  It mentioned Helium 3.  I checked it out at Wikipedia and although it is radioactive and is speculated to be useful in future fusion reactors, I could find nothing that indicated it was explosive.

Is there something I am missing or do they require British journalists to attend American schools?

homo unius libri


  1. Most readers would know the difference, so I guess they decided to go with a scare-mongering headline. Fear sells almost as well as sex.

    1. I guess it is like zombie movies. People enjoy the thrill but in their heart they know it isn't so. I guess that is how they feel when they vote too.

      Grace and peace.


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