Brick your phone! No, really!
Look at the table summarizing differences between the MMR – autism study as published and as reviewed, then read the full text. There is not a single shred of evidence in this paper that vaccines led to autism or other issues. If you are a parent who refuses to vaccinate your children because of studies like this, you are endangering your kids and mine with no valid reason.
After looking for a long long time, I finally found someone who could explain why the medieval Christmas carol “Nowel: out of your slepe” calls Mary the “empresse of Hell.” In this case it means the earth, as in the Norse _hel_.
Hwaet! The Beowulf manuscript in your pocket. This is kind of a nice app–interesting price point though.
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Ooohhhh! *That’s* what’s meant by calling Mary “Empress of Hell.” I thought it was some transitive property of redemption. Now I know.