The Real Difference Between Creationism and Mythicism

Creationists can find 3,000 academics who will sign a statement against evolution. That’s not 3,000 academics in relevant fields, just 3,000 academics, including retired ones. I’ve yet to see mythicism show any sign of even coming close to that. And yet supposedly we are to believe that creationism’s 3,000 are irrelevant, but the 10 or so mythicist [Read More...]

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Over the past year, this blog received more than a million and a half pageviews, by more than 900,ooo distinct users. In the past, I’ve listed the most popular pages of the year regardless of when they were written, and I’ll mention a few from previous years later. But here is a countdown of the top 10 posts [Read More...]

The Blogroll is Still a Thing (But Should It Be?)

Fred Clark recently mentioned the blogroll as an antiquated artifact from the past. I wonder whether he is right. But first, are you aware that this blog has a blogroll? It is on a separate page, rather than in a sidebar. And while I’ve continued to add to it, I rarely remove anything. And so I [Read More...]

Jesus is #5

A list has been drawn up of the 100 most frequently edited Wikipedia articles (HT Jezebel). The article about Jesus is #5 on the list: There are lots of observations that need to be made about this. One is that Jesus continues to be edited. That process has been going on as long as there [Read More...]

The Naughty Christians’ Campaign to Commercialize Christmas

Hemant Mehta has highlighted one of the most subversive attempts to undermine Christmas that has appeared in recent years. I am referring to the “Naughty or Nice” list issued by the American Family Association and the “Friend or Foe” list from Liberty Counsel. This effort is, of course, spearheaded by people claiming to be Christians. But as Alyssa Rosenberg (HT Andrew [Read More...]

Most Popular Posts of 2012

Here's a list of the most popular posts on Exploring Our Matrix this year (of course, the year isn't quite over, but unless something very surprising happens in the next few days, the list is unlikely to change). The list goes up to 11. You'll see why at the end. Counting down… 11. “Ten Really [Read More...]

Crowdsourcing the Best of Recent Science Fiction

I’ve been asked if I can come up with a list of the best recent science fiction books for publication in November, as a sort of Christmas shopping list. I am very conscious that I have lagged behind in my reading of fiction, even in this beloved genre, and am worried that something may have [Read More...]

Top Posts of 2011

2011 saw the move of this blog to Patheos and the transfer of the archives of older posts from the blog’s old home on Blogger. A retrospective seems to be in order, as the end of my first (partial) year at Patheos draws near. I won’t list top 10s, but will instead mention a few [Read More...]

Jesus’ Top Ten List

I concur with Chris Brady that “Coffee With Jesus” is doing something wonderfully impressive in the cartoon genre. Take this example, in which Jesus is asked for his list of the top 10 important events of 2011: [Read more...]


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