Can We Trust the Gospels Like a Child?

It would be inappropriate to apologize for the pun in the title of this post, since the fact that you read it means I chose not to go ahead with making it. The blog Like a Child, authored by a self-described “former scientist” wrestling with matters of doubt and faith, has posted the first part [Read More…]

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Political Jesus on Tron Legacy

Rod at the Political Jesus blog has a brief review of TRON Legacy. It is an indication of what those who have seen it found interesting that I have been getting lots of visitors coming to the blog via search engines, looking for information about isomorphic algorithms. I hope to return to that topic in [Read More…]

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NT Wrong Returns, Recommences Biblioblog Top 50

In response to the discussions of biblioblog rankings on this blog and elsewhere, the famed NT Wrong has reappeared and is promising to restart the Biblioblog Top 50, with a whole new set of criteria. [Read more…]

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How The West Was One

Even if I didn’t have anything else to add to the whole Jim West as #1 biblioblogger discussion, I would have posted anyway, to stake my claim to the fantastic pun on that subject which serves as the title to this post. But as it happens, Dan McClellan has started a new blog dedicated to [Read More…]

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Klingon Christmas Carol

http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf HT IO9 [Read more…]

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Gallup Poll on Young-Earth Creationism in the United States

Several blogs (The Lead, Irtiqa and Friendly Atheist) have mentioned the recent Gallup Poll results, which suggests that 4 in 10 Americans believe that God made humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years. They provide this chart illustrating how this compares with previous years’ poll results: [Read more…]

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And The Moon Shall Be As Blood…Early Tuesday Morning

Thanks to Phil Plait for the reminder that the universe has scheduled the next lunar eclipse for early Tuesday morning. [Read more…]

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Markus Bockmuehl on Creation out of Nothing

Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies offers a summary of Markus Bockmuehl’s presentation on creatio ex nihilo in ancient Judaism and Christianity. [Read more…]

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The “War on Westmas” heats up

Jim Linville offers a roundup of how things are heating up in the biblioblogosphere. And Jim West is offering a new approach to biblioblog rankings, in the form of a chortle and a challenge. [Read more…]

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Genetics and the Disappearance of the Missing Links

Some time ago I quoted Francisco Ayala, the well known Christian biologist, as pointing out that thanks to genetics there are now no more gaps or “missing links” in the family tree of life. We can study relationships via genes and no longer depend on the fossils that we are fortunate enough to have preserved [Read More…]

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Voting for the Best Biblioblog?

As a result of my suggestion that Jim West be given serious competition for the status of top biblioblogger. Debate is raging on Facebook, and a new blog dedicated to the “Bibliobloggers Top 10” has been created, the idea presumably being that voting may be better than simply measuring traffic. I think the fairest way [Read More…]

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The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team

Today at church instead of Sunday school we had a cooked breakfast, and instead of the usual service we had a musical, The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team. The kids (and the self-proclaimed “geezers”) did an amazing job, and we had guest musicians including a soprano saxophone offering jazzy compliments to the singing and keyboard on “Sing We [Read More…]

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Jerry Coyne on the Gaskell Affair

Jerry Coyne has a blog entry on the case of Martin Gaskell, an astronomer who did not get a job he applied for at the University of Kentucky, and is accusing the university of discrimination against his religious views. I want to share this because issues like this tend to get polarized, and so I [Read More…]

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TRON Legacy and Isomorphic Algorithms: Not Mere Technobabble

Sci-fi fans know that scriptwriters for Star Trek: The Next Generation would often simply insert “tech” into the script in certain contexts and leave it to specialists to fill the space with technobabble. So, for instance, the scriptwriter would write Picard: Engineering, what seems to be the problem?Engineering: There’s a problem with the [TECH] and [Read More…]

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