Is the Puddle Half Smart or Half Stupid?

Two posts commenting on the same image with a quote from Douglas Adams from very different perspectives seemed worth sharing and commenting on in turn. First, here’s the image: On the one hand, the point about apparent fine-tuning (emphasized at Open Parachute) is a good one. Regarding the universe’s suitability to the existence of ourselves [Read More…]

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Teach the Other Controversy

This is not poking fun at beliefs about creation – we all get to a point where we either posit something that simply is, or say something not all that different from “It’s turtles all the way down.” But those who advocate “teaching the controversy” or “teaching both sides” rarely actually want that to happen. [Read More…]

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Scientists, Steves and Evolution

David Bailey posted about project Steve, which seeks to illustrate the overwhelming consensus among scientists – and especially scientists in relevant fields – about evolution. For those who may not be familiar with it, when the Discovery Institute produced a list of people who “dissent from Darwin,” Project Steve was created in response, to illustrate [Read More…]

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What Happens When Young-Earth Creationism and Geological Timescales are Combined?

You get this (created by Jolyon Ralph, HT PZ Myers): [Read more…]

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Biologos Infographic: Americans’ Views about Evolution

Via the BioLogos blog [Read more…]

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Win a Free Copy of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom and Wonder!

Patheos, in addition to hosting a book club discussion of the new translation of Abraham Kuyper’s treatment of science and art and their relation to Christianity, published under the title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, Patheos has also generously given me the opportunity to give away a copy to one lucky [Read More…]

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Wisdom and Wonder by Abraham Kuyper

I am grateful to Patheos for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Patheos Book Club discussion of the translation of Abraham Kuyper’s book, released under the English title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art. The book offers a fascinating insight into the question of how Christian faith relates to major [Read More…]

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Message in the Genome?

Click through to read the rest of the comic at Scenes from a Multiverse. [Read more…]

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Literally as Old as Methuselah?

The expression “old as Methuselah” is perhaps not as common now as it once was. Methuselah was famous for his unbelievably long life according to the Bible (969 years), hence the expression. But according to the Septuagint, he managed to survive the Flood without being on the ark! Young earth creationists treat such absurd ages [Read More…]

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Fringe: There is No Scientific Explanation, But I Have a Theory

Fringe is back and as great as ever. It was hard to choose a title for this post that accurately reflected and encapsulated this week’s episode, “A Short Story About Love,” without being spoilery. If you wish to avoid spoilers because you have yet to see the episode, read no further! The title, those reading [Read More…]

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Have You Had This Debate?

If so, go have some yogurt. You deserve it. From Beatrice the Biologist. HT IO9. [Read more…]

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