Putting things in perspective

Average weight of a blue whale: 200,000 to 300,000 lbs.

Average weight of an American automobile: 6,000 lbs.

Estimated weight of Samuel Johnson: 360 lbs.

Weight of blog author Ian Stewart: 155 lbs.

Combined weight of the three published volumes (of a projected five volumes) of N.T. Wright’s Christian Origins and the Question of God: 7 lbs (of a projected 15lbs.).

Weight of The Oxford Annotated New Revised Standard Version of The Bible with all the Apocrypha, lengthy introductions, essays and maps and whatnot: 4lbs.

Weight of The Life of Johnson by James Boswell: 2 lbs.

Estimated weight of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: 1/2 a lb.

Average weight of a Californian field mouse: 1/16 of a lb.

Useful equation: Bathroom Scale + Internet = Blog Post

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