Happy Evolution Sunday!

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Happy LOST Valentine’s Day

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Happy Birthday Darwin!

There are many things around the web and blogosphere related to Darwin’s birthday. Darwin Day Celebrations. My colleague Michael Zimmerman suggests ways to celebrate. And of course there’s the usual quote-mining and misinformation, alas. [Read more...]

Tacitus on Mythicism

Although I can empathize with mythicists’ avoidance and/or skepticism of Josephus as evidence for a historical Jesus, given the clear evidence for tampering, I do not understand why anyone who had not already set out in advance to disprove the existence of Jesus would doubt the testimony of Tacitus (Annals 15.44) writing in the early second century: [Read More...]

Already LOST

The student whose blog about LOST I recently mentioned has already moved to a new address: http://smokymcgee.blogspot.com/ Having mentioned the blog, it seemed appropriate to let you know that it has moved and where it has moved to. Also of interest is Diglotting offering a theory about Jacob and Esau, and DocArtz blogging about “the [Read More...]

Jesus Treated Like God?

Daniel Kirk has a post on (1) whether Jesus is “treated like God” and (2) even if he is, would that imply that he was understood to be God in some essential or substantial sense. Given my interest in Christology and monotheism, and concepts such as agency, it is probably obvious why I thought this post [Read More...]

The Death of the Mythical Messiah

No, of course I don’t think this post will end mythicism or even discussion of mythicism. But I still find myself most puzzled by mythicists’ treatment of the crucifixion. If we only had the Letter to the Hebrews, I might find the mythicist account of things more persuasive: when the action takes place in a heavenly [Read More...]

An Early Version Of The World Wide Web

HT Pasarea Phoenix Remixed & Co. [Read more...]

Blogging Creationism and Intelligent Design: The Highlights Revisited

In a recent comment I was asked about my familiarity with evolution, given my frequent comparison of mythicism to creationism as far as their approach to mainstream academic disciplines is concerned. When I searched for relevant keywords, the round-ups I posted about a year and a half ago didn’t turn up, so I thought I’d [Read More...]

Student Blogging LOST

A student of mine sent me an e-mail today to let me know that he has begun blogging…about LOST! Presumably fans of the show may enjoy giving him a hard time reading what he has to say. [Read more...]

Margaret Robinson on Who God is and How we Know

iRobyn has been doing a series discussing different individuals’ views not only on who or what they believe God is, but als what led them to their conclusions. The most recent post in the series features Margaret Robinson, who says (among other things): A God that is accessible only through the Bible is not of [Read More...]

More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

It seems like each step of the conversation uncovers more. Mainstream scholars have published thousands of books and countless more peer-reviewed articles. I’ve created a web page/self-published a book. Therefore the burden of proof is on you to disprove my views. If you’ve read Ken Ham/Robert Price/William Dembski and are not persuaded, you need to read Henry [Read More...]

Accusations and Assumptions: Another Mythicist-Creationist Parallel

Yet another parallel between creationism and mythicism… CREATIONISMSean Carroll (or insert other scientist here) writes a book explaining his research into the way genes get put to new uses as part of the evolutionary process.Creationists continue to say “Evolution is merely an assumption made by scientists, none of their work actually demonstrates that evolution has [Read More...]

The Greatest Hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and Beyond – All In One Collection!

I hope no one thought I meant the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s… [Read more...]