Why UC-Davis’ New Study of Free Will Is Horse Patootie

Brain

Free will, scientists at UC-Davis claim, may be nothing more than the result of background noise in the brain.  A study published in April in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience purports to show that humans' decisions can be predicted based on patterns of brain activity in the minutes before the choice is placed before them.According to The Independent, The brain has a normal level of so-called background noise; the researchers found that the pattern of activity in the brain in the … [Read more...]

NASA’s Breakthrough Discovery: Could There Be Life on Other Planets?

Other Planets

Move over—It's getting crowded in this galaxy!On Wednesday, February 26, NASA confirmed reports that it had discovered 715 new planets outside our solar system.The newly discovered planetary bodies are what are called “exoplanets”--that is, planets which, although within our galaxy, do not revolve around our sun. All the new planets are in systems like our solar system, in which multiple planets circle a star. All are closer in size to Earth than to the much larger Jupiter. Four of the n … [Read more...]

HOW DID WE GET HERE? Bill Nye’s Scientism vs. Ken Ham’s Creationism Face Off Tonight in Sold-Out Debate

Creationism - Debate Ticket

Bill Nye The Science Guy and Ken Ham, Creation Man, will face off in a debate this evening that's garnered a lot of attention on the Internet and in local communities.Tickets for the debate in the 800-seat auditorium at the Creation Museum in Kentucky sold out within twenty minutes after they went on sale yesterday.  The debate will air at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, or via debatelive.org.  And some folks I know are gathering at local churches to watch on a big s … [Read more...]


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