Whenever a new food item is invented or discovered, it needs to be named. Some people, if they're feeling scientific, go with a variation of a Latin origin. More literal-minded folks just name it whatever's closest to what the product is (see "meatloaf.")
To be honest, I think that we need to have a very different kind of a conversation about "origins" than what was had Tuesday night. I think that the entire conversation needs to be focused on what the Bible is and is not.
I know it's not always easy to grasp all the scientific gibberish and savant stories about particle acceleration, protons, matter/anti-matter, and the so-called "God particle" that we often read about in the press.
I will never be a true Californian. Now I know that for sure. For on the roads of Alabama, during a week in my Alabama hometown, I found something I'd been missing -- a grounding, a connection, a visceral familiarity.
Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.