Hehe... I'll admit that I have a huge man crush on Aronra, the creator of the "Foundational Falsehoods" series. His "An Archaeological Moment in Time" video on youtube is also excellent.
Original essay: http://darwinwasright.homestead.com/OneDayinArchaeology.html
It is great, I had not run across it so thinks for the link.
Maybe a little off-topic, but I HAD a friend who ACTUALLY BELIEVED that 'god' picked-up the writers hand (with his invisible one, lol) and made each writer who wrote the bible write. Physically. WHAT?! I said why not just write it himself and drop it out of the sky? She said nobody knows... LOL (We don't hang-out anymore).
I know what you mean, booklover, and there is no way to get away from the belief and faith of this nature. A very dear cousin and another, my best friend in high school have been engulfed by religion. I just had to say "goodbye".
I know Joan, it's sad. She was the best friend I ever had, but I could NOT handle that. I was SO uncomfortable around her. We just had nothing in common anymore.
Friends, we can share