Archives for January 7, 2011

Quote of the Day (Joel Watts)

“[R]reading the text as if it was as plain as the nose on your face only gets you that far into the text – to the bare tip of your nose.” — Joel Watts, “Rules for Studying Genesis – Marv Gets It Wrong“ [Read more…]

Atheism, Animal Apocalypse, Apophaticism and Assorted Other Stuff around the Blogosphere

Dennis Venema tells part one of a tale of three creationists. P. Z. Myers explains how Ken Ham encourages atheism (and gay marriage). Greg Laden explains that what is happening at present is not that unusually large numbers of animals are dying, but unusually large numbers of media outlets are reporting it. On the other hand, a [Read More…]

Evolutionary Links that are NOT missing (from around the blogsophere)

Here are some links related to evolution, and the interaction of biology and theology, from around the blogosphere: Several blogs quoted Albert Mohler on why he doesn’t accept scientific evidence. Arni Zachariassen responds with a post criticizing Mohler’s theology of creation. Scott Bailey calls it “intellectual bait and switch.” Greg Laden posts on creationist quote-mining [Read More…]

Uhura’s Fan, Star Trek, and Christianity

There was a nice brief article in the Indianapolis Star yesterday about Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series. In it she tells of how she was considering leaving the show at the end of the first season, and was persuaded not to by a very famous fan. This is [Read More…]