Creationists: Postmodernists of Convenience

Although proponents of both young-earth creationism and intelligent design typically show signs of great (and unwarranted) confidence in their viewpoints, when it suits them, some of them will happily say that they are dealing with the same evidence as mainstream science, and it is only their presuppositions (which they assume are correct) and their interpretation [Read More...]

Judgment Day

This is the PBS NOVA documentary about the Dover trial related to Intelligent Design. HT Jerry Coyne [Read more...]

Paul’s Rhetoric and Rhetorical Questions

A friend of mine has begun looking into the subject of rhetorical questions in Paul’s letters. He is interested in both the background in ancient rhetoric – might Paul have been familiar with what earlier rhetoricians had said on the subject – and in what is involved in translating such rhetorical questions when translating the [Read More...]

The Bibliobloggers’ Dinner at SBL/AAR

Thanks for Bob Cargill, the time and place for the bibliobloggers’ dinner at SBL has been set: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7PM to 9PM, right after the Blogger section. It will be held here: The Press Club 20 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 744-5000 Map: http://g.co/maps/tajxz http://www.pressclubsf.com/ I still think that [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Myth Makers

The Doctor Who episode The Myth Makers witnesses the TARDIS and its occupants arriving near ancient Troy, which had been at war with Greece for ten long years. Achilles and Hector are fighting and after Hector insults the gods of Greece including Zeus, and so when the Doctor suddenly emerges from the TARDIS, he is [Read More...]

There’s Still Good in Him – I Can Feel It!

Jeff Carter made this picture, which he called “The Sacred Heart of Vader.” It definitely represents an intersection of religion and science fiction. Apart from that, I’ll just ask what you make of it (and/or what the Jedi Street Preachers would make of it), how you would caption it, and how it compares to other [Read More...]


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