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Thinking of Jeff Jacoby and His Son Caleb

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Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby's 16-year-old son Caleb has been missing since Monday. Jeff, as you may know, has long been a friend of the ID movement. The Internet and social media are gratifyingly alight with wishes and prayers. See here for Rod Dreher on Jacoby's yearly column written to Caleb on the boy's birthday, a beautiful tradition he began when Caleb was born.

Caleb, a student at the Maimonides School in Brookline, was reported as having been seen in Providence, RI, but this seems not have panned out. If you're the type to pray, this would be an urgently appropriate moment to do so. And be grateful for the safety of your own children and loved ones.

We reproduce the bulletin from the Brookline Police Department.

Besides the safe and swift return of his son, we wish Jeff's family courage -- a quality that Jacoby certainly possesses in abundance. Read this Globe column on "Flying Spaghetti Monsterism," for example, with its conclusion that is uncommonly on the money:

Intelligent design doesn't argue that evidence of design ends all questions or disproves Darwin. It doesn't make a religious claim. It does say that when such evidence appears, researchers should take it into account, and that the weaknesses in Darwinian theory should be acknowledged as forthrightly as the strengths. That isn't primitivism or Bible-thumping or flying spaghetti. It's science.

No, they don't come much more courageous than Jeff Jacoby.

UPDATE: No sooner said than done. He's been found safe in New York City, thank goodness.