#1 Biblioblog!

I had been ignoring the Biblioblog Top 50 these past months, since the scripts that allow blogs like mine at Patheos had not been updated since our addresses changed. But Steve Caruso finally found the time to update the script this past month, and now that Exploring Our Matrix is back in the running, I’m [Read More...]

Exterminate Baby Jesus! Exterminate!

A friend made this image his Facebook cover photo, and I quickly made it mine too: Presumably the image makes more sense if we add narration: “When Dalek Herod realized that the Doctor and the Magi had tricked him, he sent Daleks to Bethlehem, saying, “Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!” [Read more...]

Sci-Fi and Fantasy in the Religion Aisle

The above photo came to me via Craig Hurle on Facebook. I am pretty sure that it is probably just a matter of religion books being in the next aisle over. But given my overlapping and intersecting interests, the photo still seemed worth sharing. And perhaps it is worth discussion in a more serious way [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival November 2012

Bob MacDonald has posted the latest Biblical Studies Carnival, and it is like no other I remember seeing. It has columns, and art, and music, and inserts, and all sorts of things which add to a rich experience of the usual carnival fare of links. Click through and enjoy! [Read more...]

Do You Trust Your Eyes?

It is Christians who are most associated in our time with the notion of believing without seeing. But a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Obi-Wan Kenobi (who is purported to have been a Jedi and not a Christian) famously said “Your eyes can deceive you – Don’t trust them!” Believing [Read More...]

Just a Theory

One more meme image that came to my attention on the theme of creationism: To be fair, in popular usage, the word “theory” does indeed get used regularly for a hunch or worse – after all, we talk of “conspiracy theories.” So perhaps we should spend less time blaming people who have little science education [Read More...]

Exploring Our Matrix: Opening Credits

Blog reader Keika has a way with video mash-ups. Above is an opening credits sequence for this blog that he made. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! [Read more...]

Why Some Students Prefer Creationism

The classes depicted below are shorter and simpler than ones that involve actual scientific information and research. No wonder some students would prefer them… For those actually interested in legitimate science, National Academies Press has a book available that you can download for free: Science, Evolution, and Creationism. The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach [Read More...]

Creationists and Nobel Prizes

I came across this image on Facebook and realized that it manages to sum up a crucial point in few words: When someone offers evidence and does research that radically changes our understanding of the world, or decisively disproves something that was previously accepted, they make news headlines and win science prizes. The next time [Read More...]

“Redshirt” by Jonathan Coulton

A newer song by Jonathan Coulton, who also wrote “Chiron Beta Prime.” [Read more...]

25th Annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference

  Butler University has enthusiastically celebrated the research, scholarship, and creative work produced by your undergraduate students and ours for 25 years!   Please join us in commemorating a quarter-century of undergraduate research by submitting your work (if you are a student) or inviting your students to submit their best work to the 25th Annual Butler [Read More...]


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