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Gibberish-Free Zone 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gibberish-Free Zone

Scripture, sometimes, can be hard to understand. But not this text.

At a Glance

More than 100 scientific articles, published by major journals, have turned out to be pure gibberish. That's right. Although published as important findings, these submissions were nothing more than a collection of randomly selected, fancy words that -- taken together -- meant absolutely nothing.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Two Babes in a Manger," December 15, 2002, at

Have you ever been browsing the periodicals at the library or clicking around online, and stumbled across a scientific journal or a highbrow academic magazine -- you know, the kind of thing that really smart people get published in, where they write about really confusing subject matter? If so, then you know that to the average Joe such articles and magazines can often sound like technical nonsense. Sure, it's written in English, but that doesn't mean it isn't flying directly over your head.

But here's the funny thing: Sometimes those articles ...

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