Free will, determinism, or something in between?

For the religious adherent, whether we are agents created by the Almighty to freely act according to our desires, or we are under His divine direction will depend on your theology.  A case could be made either way I suppose.  I think the Atheist has a more difficult time reconciling the … [Read more...]

Check your Darwinian assumptions

Commonly held presumptions about what constitutes evidence for evolution as a viable explanation for the bio-diversity we see will have to be rethought.  All too often, defenders of the evolutionary process point to what they consider examples of homology, or the science of things kinda looking like … [Read more...]

God and little green men

Whenever it is thought that an Earth - like planet has been discovered, speculation of the presence of life there is also part of the discussion. With the thought of life on other planets comes the ramifications this might have on religion. My experience is that skeptics and Atheists are under the … [Read more...]

Liberal memes debunked: I have many leather-bound books

What makes this so face-palmingingly awesome is the recent compilation by Steve Williams writing for the Examiner who found that of the ten people with the highest recorded IQs, eight are theists and at least six profess Christianity. If that weren't enough, a Yale professor last year found that … [Read more...]

It’s not just deniers saying it: NOAA data shows cooling, not warming

Despite global warming "deniers" pointing out that the Earth hasn't warmed for nearly two decades, sea ice is at record levels even though it was predicted that it would be all gone by now, and falsely claim that CO2 levels skyrocketing to record levels would cause more frequent and greater … [Read more...]

Little green men still more likely than God?

What is it with atheist scientists and aliens? (Raw Story) -- Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that while it’s audacious enough for human beings to say they’re capable of defining intelligence, he would still like to know if there’s other intelligent … [Read more...]

Climate change alarmists slowly being exposed as the Harold Campings of science

To my recollection, none of the doomsday claims of climate activists have come to pass.  Whether it comes from former vice president and multi-multi-multi millionaire (fortune made from climate activism) Al Gore, or top-in-their-field climate scientists who make predictions of dire circumstances due … [Read more...]

ZQTX Q&A

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A semi-regular commenter, ZQTX, wondered aloud what "the precise point where you accept and do not accept the science".  I think it's a bit loaded, but asked in good faith nonetheless.  He provided a sample list of questions which I'll answer here.  It's not likely to interest many other readers, … [Read more...]

Shocker: Governments meddled in UN’s IPCC report

Harvard professor Robert Stavins revealed that the world's main countries insisted on changes to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's annual report.  These changes weren't exactly based on science, Stavins' claims, they were political. (Daily Mail) -- A top US academic has … [Read more...]

Disagreement Doesn’t Require Hostility

Young Earth Creationists take much flak for their interpretation of Genesis, which places the Earth at around 6,000-years-old. John and I firmly believe the best interpretation supports the opposite view, an Old Earth view, clearly displayed in the comment section of Do you hold a literal view of … [Read more...]

Do I need a degree to disagree?

I notice this most often when discussing Global Warming aka Climate Change.  I have often been told that because I'm not a climate scientist, I shouldn't doubt the "consensus" about the "fact" of  man made global warming.  I sometimes get this when discussing biological evolution, but not as … [Read more...]

The mind is not identical to the brain, therefore materialistic naturalism is false

In order to avoid the reality of substance dualism some Atheists make the claim that the mind merely describes the functions of the brain, that there is no fundamental difference between the two.  I've been told the mind can be equated to chemical reactions that are governed by very physicalistic … [Read more...]

Number of people coming to their senses about global warming is sharply increasing

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According to a recently released joint study by Yale University and George Mason University, the number of people who do not believe the Earth is warming has spiked in the last year and a half.  This means people are finally beginning to take into account that the Earth has not warmed in nearly two … [Read more...]

What is a miracle?

What is a miracle?  What comes to mind when you hear the word? … [Read more...]

Right or wrong: Genetically engineered children

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Geneticists have been on the verge for some time now, through genetic modifications, of being able to choose the physical characteristics of their children.  Want a baby with sandy blond hair, blue eyes, six feet tall?  Soon this will be a real option.  Now firm in China claim they can even modify … [Read more...]

Climate Scientists in search of melting ice in Antarctica forced to evacuate because of too much ice

Oh the irony: (DailyMail) -- They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year. The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV … [Read more...]

The slippery slope: Pedophilia a sexual orientation

When those who oppose same-sex marriage said that in affirming same-sex sexual attraction as a natural, immutable, normal variant of human sexuality it would open the door for other sexual variations -- such as pedophilia to claim the same normalcy and therefore, social acceptance they were called … [Read more...]

Morality in nature is animalism, not morality

The tendency for advocates of same-sex marriage to sometimes point to some species in the animal kingdom that engages in same-sex sexual relations has always struck me as suspiciously selective.  They offer this observation in an effort to justify homosexual desires and behaviors as a natural -- and … [Read more...]

Ancient Roman SUVs caused global warming

As the settled science of climate change tells us, evil human beings are responsible for the historically high global temperatures.  Activists appear content to ignore facts such as the warming has stopped, or that it has in fact been hotter is eras prior to the industrial revolution when we began … [Read more...]

Greenpeace: Help stop Global Warming or you’re killing Santa

Despite all data to the contrary, climate activists claim the Earth is coming to a slow boil because yucky humans are dirty.  Greenpeace UK released a video of Santa in what looks like an interrogation room claiming the North Pole ice is melting...even though it isn't. (DailyMail) -- A chilly … [Read more...]