Archives for November 2007

Living In Between

We exist in the middle, in between. Stretching out beyond us in one “direction” is the micro-world, where we discover that matter and life and love all arise out of energy, and we lose track of what is going on, or at least the ability to imagine what it is like, as we enter the [Read More…]

Discussion of “Why I Am A Christian”

There is a discussion of a post of mine from a couple of months ago, “Why I am a Christian“, taking place on the Debunking Christianity blog. Come on over and join the fun! [Read more…]

Show Me The Manuscripts

A while back I wrote a letter to the editor of a local free newspaper, responding to a letter by another reader who claimed that the Bible was written in the time of Constantine. The author of this initial letter has now responded once again, asking where the manuscripts are from before the time of [Read More…]

An Immoral Godless Pseudoscience

I am posting today about a dangerous teaching that is passing itself off as science, when in fact it is an anti-religious philosophy that has the potential to undermine the moral foundations of our society. I am referring, of course, to Intelligent Design. Let me begin with the many ways in which it is antithetical [Read More…]

Question for Denyse O’Leary, Phillip Johnson and Casey Luskin

I just posted this comment on one of Denyse O’Leary’s blogs, where, instead of providing her own usual antiscientific tirade, she reproduced one in the form of a dialogue between Phillip Johnson and Casey Luskin. The claim that was being made was that those who say evolution and faith are compatible are falling for a [Read More…]

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

“Mommy why do they say it is science when they haven’t done any testing yet? They should test their ideas first” (9 year old homeschooled child in a Christian family, reacting to the claims of proponents of Intelligent Design as depicted in the NOVA documentary “Judgment Day”). I just had to share this second ‘quote [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (N.B.)

“I wonder what Mr. Rogers, Elmo, and the Teletubbies have to say about PBS’s leftist atheist agenda?” (N.B., an anonymous blogger) I’ve been made aware of a new blog belonging to a pharmacy student, and he had this great quote in response to the Discovery Institute’s accusation that PBS had “turned to the usual suspects” [Read More…]

Reactions to Judgment Day: Some Cdesign Proponentsists Quiet, Others Whining

The National Center for Science Education has issued a press release affirming the accuracy of last night’s NOVA documentary “Judgment Day” about the Dover intelligent design trial. I notice that over at Uncommon Descent they are not mentioning it. Presumably they are keeping quiet and hoping it will be forgotten. Presumably if anyone does try [Read More…]

Transitional Forms as Evidence for Evolution: Tiktaalik and cdesign proponentsists

I just finished watching tonight’s episode of NOVA, “Judgment Day”, about the Dover intelligent design trial. What I liked best about it was the way it highlighted the predictive power of evolutionary theory, something often denied by creationists of various sorts. When we hear about the discovery of a transitional form or ‘missing link’ like [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (Masahiro Mori)

“I believe robots have the buddha-nature within them – that is, the potential for attaining buddhahood” (Masahiro Mori, The Buddha in the Robot (Tokyo: Kosei Publishing Co., 1981) p.13) [Read more…]