There’s a great scene in The Empire Strikes Back where the crew of the Millennium Falcon tries desperately to escape a fleet of Imperial star destroyers. Knowing the Falcon is sorely out matched by the size and fire-power of the enemy vessels, Captain Han Solo resorts to flying his ship into a huge asteroid field to evade pursuit.

C-3PO screeches in protest, “Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!”

Han snaps, “Never tell me the odds.” (more…)

Fossilized trilobite found in the Burgess Shale in British Columbia. Photo courtesy of Dr. Hugh Ross.

Last Sunday, my husband and I hosted a 14-hour Star Wars marathon for a small group of family and friends. We popped in Episode I: The Phantom Menace at 8 AM and ended Episode VI: Return of the Jedi at 10 PM. (Yes, I know we’re geeks.) (more…)