Lent, by the numbers, from Twitter. (ChristianityToday) Crunching the data about what Catholics are giving up for Lent (which starts this week, with Ash Wednesday.) Fascinating for both the human commentary and the data gathering. Top contenders include: school, chocolate, social networking.
In the fields of archaeoastronomy (how people understood the sky in the past) and ethnoastronomy (current cultural perceptions of the sky), scholars study how humans throughout history have looked up to the sky and wondered where we come from, why we’re here, and where we’re going.
Why is this the first time I’m finding out this exists? It delights me! Time to do some reading!