A Brief History of the Paraclete

Many may think that in 1984 the movie, "Revenge of the Nerds," might have made nerdhood popular—allowed nerds to escape the closet and no longer have to hide their pocket protectors.

However, I would suggest a book first published in 1988 is more responsible— by Stephen Hawking. Anyone recognize Stephen Hawking's name?

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All the more proof to my point that he brought nerds into the mainstream—here is a theoretical physicist who is better known than many television stars. Not bad for scientists who might die out based on the "survival of the fittest" evolutionary theory most of them seem believe it.

For some reason when I read Winslow's Scripture for this week that book came to mind…although it seemed to me it was called "A Short History of the Universe"…

And it also seemed, with a slight adjustment to a different subject, a good title for a sermon.

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