Science vs. Certainty

The New Republic featured an article by theoretical physicist Carlo Rivelli, about science and its relationship to certainty. This is the best part, in my opinion: What, then, are the aspects of doing science that I think are undervalued and should come up front? First, science is about constructing visions of the world, about rearranging our conceptual structure, about [Read More...]

David Wilkinson’s ASA Lectures

St. John’s College in Durham shared links to the ASA Lectures by David Wilkinson, the college principal. That includes lecture 1 in mp3 format with accompanying pdf, and lecture 2 with accompanying pdf. Of related interest, the Templeton Foundation drew attention to the James Gregory Public Lectures on Science and Christianity. And God of Evolution shared [Read More...]

Crocoduck Discovered

It turns out that I was wrong and Kirk Cameron was right. Evolution should be able to produce a crocoduck. And it did. Hemant Mehta pointed out on his blog that a paleontologist Paul Sereno described the recently-rediscovered Spinosaurus aegyptiacus as “a chimera — half duck, half crocodile.” See Science magazine for more details. And [Read More...]

The Unity of Truth

The quote comes from a blog that I had drawn to my attention for the first time yesterday, and more specifically a post on it with the title “Evil-ution (Part 1).” For those interested in the intersection of science and Christianity, it is a blog that looks like it will be worth keeping an eye [Read More...]

Natural Living

This came my way via Facebook. I’ve often thought it ironic that people in a time when modern medicine has eliminated so many diseases that are part of nature, have the luxury of talking about living in harmony with nature. Nature provides things which we have evolved to eat, and so can be better for us [Read More...]

Michael Dowd in Indianapolis

A colleague sent me the following information about an upcoming event, a talk by Michael Dowd at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis: FREE Program: “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness: Coming Home to Reality“, (alt title: “Evidential Inspiration and Realistic Hope”) with Rev. Michael Dowd: Monday, Sept 8, 7:00pm – 8:45pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43rd St., Indianapolis, IN 46208 [Read More...]

Science Denial Tactics

Ken Perrott shared this useful image with Sean Carroll's list of tactics used by science-deniers for more than a hundred years. Some of them claim to be standing on “the unchanging Word of God,” when the reality is they are standing on unchanging tactics of deception, which haven't changed because they continue to be effective [Read More...]

Common Myths About Evolution

Jerry Coyne was the first to draw my attention to the above video which has been circulating, tackling five myths about evolution. Larry Moran offered a demonstration on his blog that Michael Behe’s claims in The Edge of Evolution have been disproved. He also highlights ID proponents’ approach to damage control in relation to Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s [Read More...]

Psalm Evolution

American Mensa via Bob Cargill on Facebook. [Read more...]

Quantum Quote

The quote comes from an IO9 article by Esther Inglis-Arkell with the title “Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic.” [Read more...]

G-D

From This Isn't Happiness. HT Jeff Carter.   [Read more...]


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