The Best Of The Dish This Weekend

“You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,” is one sentence you want to read more about. Here you can.

“Simply living in an area with a large concentration of conservative Protestants increases the chances of divorce, even for those who are not themselves conservative Protestants,” is another. Read more here.

Here’s the post on a new theory of life. A brilliant 3 minute documentary about a grandfather and a grandmother and a life together is your Sunday cry. Thomas Merton channels Chuang Tzu, as was increasingly his wont before his untimely death.

Four more: The “art of presence“, some Democrats’ betrayal of Obama on Iran, dirty sex with Bigfoot, and two Updike poems of exquisite truth.

The most popular post of the weekend was Denominational Divorce; runner-up: The Selective Secrecy Of Bill de Blasio.

See you in the morning.