Tom Oord Fired

It has been almost a week since the news broke that Thomas Jay Oord has been fired from his tenured position at Northwest Nazarene University. Ken Schenck and Ryan Scott have blogged about it. Christianity Today is among those who’ve suggested that Oord’s acceptance of evolution is a key reason for his dismissal. Tim Suttle pointed out that the [Read More...]

God So Loved The World

This came to my attention recently. You can purchase the bumper sticker and other items with this design via CafePress. And along the same lines, there’s this cartoon:   [Read more...]

Those Arrogant Scientsts

I’ve seen the image above in several places, including Open Parachute. I think there is a more widespread cultural issue behind this. Boasting that your child is a successful athlete or a beauty pageant winner is not viewed in the same way as boasting that your child is an intellectual genius, is it? I wonder [Read More...]

BioLogos on Patheos

Patheos has partnered with BioLogos to offer a number of videos on topics related to religion and science. Here is one example, about the ways those people who promote pseudoscience in the name of protecting children actually set them up to lose their faith when they discover they’ve been lied to: When I was up in [Read More...]

Five Misconceptions about Evolution

This infographic addresses several widespread misconceptions about evolution in a clear and yet detailed manner, and so I thought it was worth sharing here. [Read more...]

Biblical Geocentrism

The above photo appeared on Reddit. I was going to post it without much comment, but Lydia Allen wrote a post of related interest, trying to get past an unhelpful and inaccurate view of religion and science as always in conflict, based on a particularly simplistic view of the Galileo story. She writes: If we are going [Read More...]

Darwin Didn’t Recant Evolution on His Deathbed

Hemant Mehta provides a nice brief treatment of this hoax that still circulates in our time.   [Read more...]

Happy Lincoln and Darwin Day!

Happy Abraham Lincoln’s and Charles Darwin’s Birthday! The image above comes from Newsweek via Playing Chess With Pigeons. Of related interest, don’t miss Dennis Vennema’s series about Adam, Eve, and population genetics on the BioLogos website. Also, remember about Evolution Weekend this coming weekend. Bob Cornwall has shared a number of posts and videos for [Read More...]

Some Say

Historically, there have been a variety of explanations for the way things are. Most of a culture’s stories along these lines could be prefaced with “Some say,” with an implicit “Others say” in view. We see a reflection of this in the Bible, with its variant creation stories, its variant stories of how David and Saul [Read More...]

Putting the Con in Conservative

The God of Evolution Facebook page shared the above image. It reflects the tactic to which the anti-science crowd, and other so-called Biblical literalists, have to resort in their attempt to dupe people. Depending on whether you think the figure on the left is supposed to be Satan, or just a mere human being, the tactic [Read More...]

The Strongest Force on Earth

22 Words had a collection of technically correct but amusing and in some cases profound student answers to test questions. I had seen a lot of them before. I was particularly struck by the one I shared above. There is a sense in which “love” is bound to be the wrong answer to any question on [Read More...]


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