Multiverse Morality

This cartoon, which I saw on the Daily Kos, gets at the serious issues which the notion of an infinite multiverse raises for ethics and for religion. In an infinite number of universes, there will always be an infinite number of you and of me, some having done more good and some certainly having turned [Read More…]

Academic Homepage

I'm thinking that I should put this comic from PHD Comics on – or basically, as – my academic web page…   [Read more…]

Pardoning Galileo

Another cartoon from Once Upon a Saturday. Most of the cartoons in that series don't seem particularly funny to me, but occasionally they are, and manage to make a serious point as well.   [Read more…]

The Fate of the Dinosaurs

Seems legit – and it dovetails nicely with my post yesterday about photographic evidence. The maker of the cartoon, Carlos Ruas, is not a native English speaker, it would seem, and so I think he deserves to be forgiven for using the wrong spelling of “ark.” From Once Upon a Saturday, via God of Evolution [Read More…]

The Swiss Reaper

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Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

I saw someone use the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” on Facebook recently. It seems to me that, in our era of Photoshop, simply asking for pictures or other such evidence is not enough. One has to be able to discern the truth in a manner that takes into account the fact that photographs [Read More…]

So What Do You Do For A Living?

From Dan Nuckols’ cartoon series C2it. UPDATE: Just after I posted this, I saw that Bo Sanders had blogged almost simultaneously about contemporary worship music, focusing on “How He Loves” as an example. While that is an easy song to pick on, I’m not sure whether I agree with his insistence that lyrics always need [Read More…]

Frozen as Metaphor for Academia

From PhD Comics via Marc Cortez. On a related note, I finally got to watch the movie Frozen on the plane back from Israel yesterday, and really enjoyed it. [Read more…]

Pandora’s Inbox

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Darwin’s Witnesses

Whether it is the Christian message or the advances of science, there is always good news and bad news that can be shared. Among science-denying religious people, there is a lot focus on what they consider the “bad news” in evolutionary biology. If you were an evangelist for mainstream science, what would you share as [Read More…]