Archives for April 2008

LOST Theories

The producers of LOST recently commented on theories submitted by fans. Below are the ones that got an “A”. The last is particularly on the right track, apparently, in unspecified ways. Click the link above for the rest of the theories, the whole article, and more! [Also see here for a discussion of the hieroglyphics [Read More…]

Around the Blogosphere

N.T.Wrong tells how you can write about the evils of fundamentalism and win $5,000.Faith and Theology discusses the doctrine of Scripture and the case of Peter EnnsScience Avenger explains the difference between secular and atheistic.Playing Chess With Pigeons discusses the famous embryo drawings by Haeckel and the misunderstanding of them in creationist circles.John Pieret addresses [Read More…]

Praying Parents Praiseworthy?

I’ve gotten involved in a conversation with Nick Norelli about the couple who prayed for their child but did not seek medical assistance, with the result that the child died. Somehow we need to sort this issue out from a legal perspective. Parental negligence cannot be left open to justification by appeal to religion. From [Read More…]

“The Bible Is Not To Be Questioned”

The blog Think Christian asks whether it is appropriate for a Bible teacher to question the Bible. A parent, angry about the appearance made by Kent Dobson in a documentary that raised questions but did not answer them, objected that “The Bible is never to be questioned!” My own feeling is that this slogan is [Read More…]

Steaming Mad

Here’s another phishing attempt that made it through my spam filter. I have no idea what “Steam” is, but I hope those who do know don’t fall for this hoax and part with their personal information. The link doesn’t take you where it claims to, and the e-mail address likewise shows that the e-mail isn’t [Read More…]

Around the Blogosphere

Indiana made the front page of the New York Times today. It is a good day in the world when a Midwest state’s voter ID law makes the front page, I presume. That requiring people to show that they are who they say they are, when it doesn’t cost them anything, should have to go [Read More…]

Scamming the Scammers

Many of you know that from time to time I highlight those phishing and scam e-mails that make it through my spam filter, for the sake of the gullible who might at least have the common sense to google keywords from the e-mail, even if they clearly lack the common sense to know that no [Read More…]

SBL Approves

April 27, 2008 To: Members of the SBL RE: AAR Announcement On April 14th the AAR issued the following statement to its members: In light of scheduling and logistical problems connected with the proposed Independent Annual Meeting, and given the views our members expressed in our recent member survey, the [AAR] Board, in its April [Read More…]

Song without words

Here’s a little piece (turned into a MIDI file using Finale) that I wrote for my wife on our last anniversary. With all the music I’ve been posting lately, I thought I’d share one of my own as well… [Read more…]

The Top 100 Intellectuals Meme

I’ve been tagged with a meme, even though I still have an earlier meme I haven’t got to yet. John Hobbins draws attention to Foreign Policy’s top 100 intellectuals. I am at least vaguely familiar with the writings and/or work of less than half of them – which isn’t good, I presume! John Hobbins (who [Read More…]