“No, You Don’t Have to Vote for Clinton or Trump”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-03/no-you-don-t-have-to-vote-for-clinton-or-trump     [Read more…]

Saturday: 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

    Just wanting to remind you of a very promising conference to be held on the BYU campus in Provo this Saturday.     [Read more…]

How tyranny and oppression might come to the United States

    “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison     [Read more…]

“Senator Jeff Flake [R-AZ] Indicates He May Vote For Evan McMullin

    Very interesting.  Watch the short video from ABC’s Nightline, too:   Senator Jeff Flake Indicates He May Vote For Evan McMullin     [Read more…]

“5 Reasons to Vote Trump”

    Thanks to my friend, colleague, former department chair, and former dean Van Gessel for calling my attention to this important argument from Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times.     [Read more…]

“Joseph Smith’s name ‘had for good and evil among all nations'”

    The latest iteration of my Deseret News “Defending the Faith” column has now been published:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865666273/Joseph-Smiths-name-had-for-good-and-evil-among-all-nations.html   In my judgment, a prophecy fulfilled.     [Read more…]

“Ten Reasons Why You Should Support Evan McMullin”

    Thanks to Jeff Lindsay for calling my attention to this item from back in August (well before Mr. Trump was revealed as a proud groper of innocent women):   Ten Reasons Why You Should Support Evan McMullin     [Read more…]

“Scientists Don’t Have to Choose between Faith and Reason”

    From one of my very favorite writers on science and religion:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/441629/faith-reason-religious-scientists   I wish there were a comparable organization of Latter-day Saint scientists.     [Read more…]

God as solution

    Although a biologist, I must confess I do not understand how life came about. . . .  I consider that life only starts at the level of a functional cell.  The most primitive cells may require at least several hundred different specific biological macro-molecules.  How such already quite complex structures may have come [Read More…]

“Behind the ‘Mormon mafia’ feud: Evan McMullin’s anti-Trump candidacy splits Republicans along religious lines”

    Salon.com notices the anti-Mormonism that’s begun to be emitted from some regions of Trumpdom:   http://www.salon.com/2016/11/01/behind-the-mormon-mafia-feud-evan-mcmullins-anti-trump-candidacy-splits-republicans-along-religious-lines/   I’m shocked — shocked! — to find that there’s bigotry associated with the Trump campaign!     [Read more…]