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The “three wise men” in the story of the nativity are believed to be Magi or Zoroastrians.  As the story goes, these three wise men followed the Star of Bethlehem in search for the messiah.  For the most part, the Zoroastrians supported the one-god concept - and they also believed in a messiah.  It made sense for them - sometimes regarded as the original astrologers - to use their special talents to seek out the baby Jesus.  It makes sense purely from a narrative standpoint; although to me…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 26, 2017 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

KIC 8462852: Models of transits

Update Sep. 2016: A model with less than a third of the error can be found here.

KIC 8462852 is a star that has been getting a fair amount of attention. It occasionally has unusual dips in brightness, according to Kepler telescope observations. Natural explanations for the…

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Added by Jose Solorzano on September 27, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

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