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  • The Atheist and His Metal Detector

    03/27/2015 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 27, 2015 | Frank Turek
    I grew up on the Jersey shore. (No, it wasn’t like the TV show.) Every summer morning I’d see several men combing the beach with metal detectors looking for jewelry and change lost the day before. One lost diamond earring or ring could pay for the metal detector several times over. But as useful and successful as metal detectors are, they can’t be used to find everything. Metal detectors won’t help you find wood, plastic, rubber, or other nonmetallic objects. Now, suppose metal-detector man, after just combing the beach, says to you, “I know there’s no plastic or rubber on...
  • Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution

    09/20/2013 4:29:03 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 2,965 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). “And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit." (Rev. 9:1) In his Concise Commentary Matthew Henry identifies falling stars as tepid, indecisive, weak or apostate clergy who, "Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (ironically, he had no patience for Christian evolutionists)

    11/04/2009 8:25:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 88 replies · 2,784+ views
    CMI ^ | November 4, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley --snip-- Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ...
  • Return of the Village Atheist: Sam Harris Against Nature

    07/29/2009 10:43:15 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 29 replies · 459+ views
    American Vision ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joel McDurmon
    No sooner has Sam Harris established his reputation for intolerance and harassment of religious faith than he has now begun to lash out at those scientists who do show tolerance and respect toward religious folk. He is passionate that, as he titles it, "Scientists should unite against threat from religion." Imagine! The crime of not excluding people from scientific discourse because they are Christians, or even Muslims! Sam won’t stand for it, and in his recent editorial to that massive organ of scientific literature Nature he blasts the scientists for — of all things — being too nice. Nature’s great...
  • The Nature of Naturalism (time to challenge materialist hypocrisy)

    04/06/2009 9:30:07 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 644+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2009 | David F. Coppedge
    The Nature of Naturalism by David F. Coppedge* The arrogance of anti-creationists stems largely from their pride in offering natural explanations for the world instead of supernatural explanations. No matter how much evidence can be shown for God's action in nature, secular scientists always rule it out of bounds from the outset, because they argue that any appeal to the supernatural is forbidden in science. It is time to challenge this claim, because it is flawed at its core. The natural/ supernatural distinction breaks down under scrutiny...
  • The Mechanistic Conception of Life

    12/31/2008 5:33:41 AM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 19 replies · 525+ views
    Internet Archive ^ | 1912 | Jacques Loeb
    Those who are concerned about the materialistic indoctrination rammed down people's throats under the guise of science should pause to consider this article from 1911. As you can see, this ideology, which these days calls itself "science", actually has a name of its own: Monism. These are excerpts from Mechanistic Conception of Life, an address delivered at the First International Congress of Monists (Hamburg, 1911). Reprinted in Mechanistic Conception of Life: Biological Essays, University of Chicago Press, 1912. The Mechanistic Conception of Life Jacques Loeb, M.D, Ph.D, Sc.D, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.It is the object of this paper to...
  • Naturalism and 9/11

    09/12/2008 9:36:52 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 181+ views
    CreationEvolutionHeadlines ^ | September 11, 2008
    It appears that the naturalistic evolutionists have not changed since 9/11. In most cases when they talk about morality, (1) every moral condition is to be explained by amoral natural processes, including terrorism; (2) they presuppose values that are difficult to account for in Darwinian terms, and (3) morality notwithstanding, they preach that creation and intelligent design are to be sternly opposed – as if they are evil...
  • Heretical Thought about Science and Society

    08/11/2007 8:41:39 PM PDT · by rsmoot · 13 replies · 596+ views
    Edge The Third Culture ^ | 8/8/07 | Freeman Dyson My first heresy says that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the numbers predicted by the computer models. Of course, they say, I have no degree in meteorology and I am therefore not qualified to speak. But I have studied the climate models and I know what they can do. The models solve the equations of fluid dynamics, and they do a very good job of describing the fluid motions of the atmosphere and the oceans. They...
  • Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism

    07/16/2007 1:53:40 PM PDT · by MatthewTan · 40 replies · 3,874+ views
    Is The Design of Modern Science Defective?: A review of Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism [Editor's Note: This post was written by a Discovery Institute legal intern, Guillermo Dekat. Mr. Dekat is a law student at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the Air Force Academy.] A review of Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism By: Cornelius G. Hunter (Brazos Press, 2007) In law, one who sells a product in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous to the user is held strictly liable for the...
  • Treat Illness With a Dose of Thoughtfulness

    06/14/2007 7:24:33 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 1 replies · 182+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 6/13/'07 | David Klinghoffer
    Barack Obama is the latest Democratic candidate to offer a plan that would bring us closer to universal health care coverage, along socialized British or Canadian lines. Almost all the developed nations have turned to such models of government-directed medicine, while the United States has thus far resisted. Could this be because our country remains the most Bible-believing in the world? Let’s consider the possibility. On the topic of health, Scripture overturns familiar assumptions. Why do people get sick in the first place? The usual medical answers focus on purely material causes: unhealthy lifestyles, uncongenial microbes, unlucky genes. From such...
  • Intelligent Design Scientists Will Showcase Evidence Challenging Evolution

    Intelligent Design Scientists Will Showcase Evidence Challenging Evolution at Knoxville Conference KNOXVILLE – What is intelligent design and what scientific evidence supports it? Why is it so controversial? How does it differ from Darwin’s theory of evolution? Is there a purpose to the universe? What new scientific facts are turning evolutionary theories upside down? This one-day conference will answer these and other intriguing questions. The emerging scientific theory of intelligent design is a hot topic at universities and research institutions around the world, and is now the focus of a day-long conference called Darwin vs. Design, coming to the Knoxville...
  • (Catholic) Membership in the Masons

    02/08/2007 7:48:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Zenit ^ | 02.06.07 | Fr. Edward McNamara
    Q: A member of the RCIA program was told by another member of the parish that if they were going to become Catholic they needed to terminate their involvement with the Masonic lodge before they could join. Is this still the case in the United States? -- T.N., Howard City, Michigan A: This question is more canonical than liturgical. The Church's position with respect to membership of Masonic lodges, even though canon law no longer explicitly mentions the Masons, has not substantially changed. The new code states in Canon 1374: "A person who joins an association which plots against the...
  • Out-of-Body Experience? Your Brain Is to Blame

    10/02/2006 8:52:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 95 replies · 2,303+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turning around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, looking down on her corporeal self. Such experiences are often attributed by those who have them to paranormal forces. But according to recent work by neuroscientists, they can be induced by delivering mild electric current to specific spots in the brain. In one woman, for example, a zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus resulted in a sensation that...
  • Worshipping at the altar of science

    09/03/2006 11:30:24 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 39 replies · 1,116+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 4, 2006 | Tom Flannery
    At the end of the 18th century, Founding Fathers like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton were becoming increasingly troubled by the revolution that was unfolding in France. Unlike the American Revolution, which was founded on the Christian principles delineated in the Declaration of Independence, the French version was virulently anti-religious (particularly in regard to Christianity). The revolutionaries sought to replace religion with human reason, even going so far as suggesting that Notre Dame be renamed the "Cathedral of Reason." Adams observed of France with great alarm: "I know not what to make of a republic of 30 million atheists." Hamilton...
  • Darwinian Fairytales

    08/24/2006 6:02:40 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 6 replies · 485+ views
    August 23 2006 | chuck colson
    August 23, 2006 A recent New York Times story described an experiment involving two colonies of rats: The first were bred for tameness. The second colony, "bred from exactly the same stock," was wired to be aggressive. The results were described as the "sweetest cartoon animal" and "the most evil super-villain." Whereas the tame rats poked their noses through the cage to be petted, the others "hurl themselves screaming toward their bars."The researchers' goal in breeding lovable and villainous rats was to understand how human beings domesticated previously wild animals like horses and cattle. They hypothesize that the characteristic that...
  • Three Wise Men's Unholy Influence

    06/30/2006 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies · 461+ views
    The Forward ^ | 6/30/'06 | David Klinghoffer
    Don't fall off your chair, but I've recently had to admit I was wrong about something. My list of the individuals whose thoughts form the top three most lamentable cultural influences in modern times needs to be amended. This realization, in turn, raises a question about the influence exerted by a larger group of people: Jews. My top three used to be Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin. But after discovering novelist Rebecca Goldstein's readable, sensitive and entertaining new biography, "Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity," I've dropped Darwin from the list and replaced him with...
  • Tonto's Indian Wisdom and Academic BS...

    05/10/2006 4:00:37 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 634+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | May 9, 2006, 05:12 | By R.P. BenDedek
    I've just come back from a week in Australia, and have been pouring over my regular sources of 'What's going on in the world', and came across the article entitled: Mayor, Officials Swept Out of Office for Their Support of Illegal Aliens, by Jim Kouri, CPP. I thought it very interesting, but it was not until I read a joke that arrived in an email, that I saw another 'moral of the story'. The Joke: The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours...
  • How Humans Differ from Animals

    How Humans Differ from Animals by Kenneth Richard Samples For many people the distinction between human beings and animals has become increasingly blurred. Exposure to the secular, naturalistic worldview--especially in academia--can leave one wondering whether the differences are simply a matter of degree. In this view, mankind leaped to the top of the evolutionary heap by chance events. However, philosophers have identified many ways in which human beings differ dramatically from animals. Unique human qualities and traits set man apart from the animals by kind, not just degree. From a Christian worldview perspective, and specifically in light of the imago...
  • The Flawed Philosophy of Intelligent Design

    11/17/2005 11:27:22 AM PST · by Nicholas Conradin · 343 replies · 4,338+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 11/17/2005 | James Harrington
    The time has come to be blunt. The problem with Intelligent Design is not that it is false; not that the arguments in its favor reduce to smoke and mirrors; and not that it's defenders are disingenuous or even duplicitous. The problem with Intelligent Design is that it is dumb. I would contend that ID is dumb biology; even if it is on to something, what it is on to has no connection and does no meaningful work in biology (or physics). However, and more significantly, ID is dumb philosophy. First, and despite the claims of its defenders, ID is...
  • Evolution Is in the Air

    11/06/2005 7:32:30 AM PST · by echoBoomer · 168 replies · 2,197+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2005 | OLIVIA JUDSON
    ANYONE who supposes that evolution doesn't happen, or doesn't matter, should spare a thought for H5N1, the virus causing avian flu. If we're unlucky, this virus will give us a nasty demonstration of evolution in action...At the moment, the virus cannot pass easily from one person to another. But there are a couple of ways it could evolve to do so. The virus might infect someone already sick with a strain of human flu, and the two viruses could have sex, thus creating a new virus that contains some genes from each. Such viral hanky-panky is thought to have led...
  • Dover Trial Update

    09/27/2005 7:38:01 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 229+ views
    Darwinist Kenneth Miller Concedes Dr. Behe's brand of design is NOT young-earthism as Darwinist fundamentalists always try to paint design as. Also, he conceded that the error in the design book Of Pandas and People that he pointed out yesterday was corrected in later editions. He also tried to paint design as disguised creationism, which it is not. So basically we're getting the same old Darwinist fundamentalist talking points from the stand. The defense is refuting those points, but already I'm seeing one-sided articles in the media acting like the defense isn't even in the building. Ah yes, journalism at...
  • Hello, I'm starting "slow": Intelligent Design and its implications

    08/25/2005 10:11:22 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 90 replies · 1,324+ views
    Hi! I'm new here and this is my first post here so I'm starting "slow". My topic is "intellegent design" as it relates to evolution. A topic which has appeared in the news recently in the wake of the President's commented that it should be taught in public schools. I have posted on this topic in the Hannity boards and have found some of misunderstanding there (at least on the part of a number of forumites) as to what intelligent design is and what its scientific merits are. The short, short version is that intelligent design is not scientific (in...
  • Liberal Papers Blindly Support Naturalism

    06/28/2005 12:23:30 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 7 replies · 275+ views
    A recent editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was aptly named “Unintelligent” (June 27th) because I have rarely seen such blatant errors made. It’s as if the writers made no attempt whatsoever to study the issue at hand. They also make some of the most outlandish claims concerning the evolution-design debate I have seen. The article claims “most” Christians are at peace with evolution, including the “billion-strong” Catholics. Really? Did they survey all of them? This must be from the fallacious claim that the last Pope supposedly endorsed evolution. No, he said evolution deserves to be studied as the theory it...
  • Agnostic Philosopher Caught in Conspiracy to Question Darwinism

    03/10/2005 6:14:33 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 6 replies · 323+ views
    The Kansas Board of Education is thinking about implementing science curricula that would teach the controversy over neo-Darwinism. The ultra-Darwinists insist that there is no scientific controversy, that opponents of Darwin's theory of common descent by natural selection are Christian fundamentalists conspiring to establish a global theocracy. Piercing this smokescreen of ad hominem rhetoric comes the wry voice of Jewish agnostic David Berlinski. In today's Wichita Eagle he writes: The suggestion that Darwin's theory of evolution is like theories in the serious sciences -- quantum electrodynamics, say -- is grotesque. Quantum electrodynamics is accurate to 13 unyielding decimal places. Darwin's...
  • Anti-Science Naturalists Continue Assualt in Dover

    01/20/2005 12:47:01 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Mr. Olszak’s column suggests that religious people who oppose science are behind the current debate in the Dover school district. He’s right, but not about which group is in opposition. The evangelists of naturalism are trying to keep reasonable science out of the classroom. These aren’t the people with “courage” exploring the “tough questions” that Olszak writes about. These are the people trying to avoid all tough questions about evolution. While many believe in God, those leading the fight against intelligent design are some of academia’s most ardent atheists. So let’s not pretend their cause is about science. They want...
  • A Case of the Blind Leading the Rest of Us

    01/19/2005 8:09:29 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 2 replies · 173+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson Commentary #050118 - 01/18/2005 Sticker Wars A Case of the Blind Leading the Rest of Us Last week a federal judge, egged on by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ordered a Georgia school district to remove stickers from biology textbooks. Why? Because, according to the judge, a simple statement written on the stickers—that evolution is a theory, not a fact—was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. He held evolution as fact! This is just the latest example of a plague of intellectual blindness among our secular elites. In Georgia's Cobb County, school officials added the stickers...
  • Evolutionary naturalism: an ancient idea

    01/07/2005 4:51:44 AM PST · by Navydog · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Jerry Bergman
    The theory of biological evolution is not a modern idea as is often supposed. Organic evolution was first taught by the Greeks at least as early as the 7th century BC. Greek philosophers probably borrowed and adapted their evolutionary ideas from the Hindus, who believed that souls transformed from one animal to another until they reached a perfection state called nirvana. Charles Darwin allegedly made no contributions to the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection, but simply helped to popularize it. Evolutionists today argue that evolution is a modern idea (i.e. a product of scientific research), in...
  • The Privileged Planet

    11/25/2004 6:47:23 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 2 replies · 382+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson Commentary #041124 - 11/24/2004 'The Privileged Planet' Our Special Place in the Universe Do you ever find yourself saying, "I wish so-and-so were still around?" Well, I wish the astronomer Carl Sagan were still around. He died in 1996, but had he lived, he would have found an extraordinary book, The Privileged Planet, by astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosopher Jay Richards, deeply challenging—maybe even disturbing. Here's why: In his frequent appearances on the Tonight Show, and in his public television series Cosmos, Sagan was presented as the visionary sage of science. He spoke cheerfully of being...
  • The Plot to Kill Evolution

    11/09/2004 12:17:34 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 35 replies · 637+ views
    The Plot to Kill Evolution [Article Review: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design] Wired Magazine has joined the crusade against reasonable science. Their October 2004 issue emblazoned “The Plot to Kill Evolution” across the cover. The article, “The Crusade Against Evolution” was largely a one-sided look at the so-called “evolution vs. creation” debate. The author seemed to try, but largely failed, to contain his pro-evolution bias. At least they talked to some intelligent design (ID) supporters and allowed one proponent to write his own piece, providing some balance. The article quotes physicist, and ardent atheist, Lawrence Krauss as saying “By no definition...
  • Reading the Stars: David Mills on a Father Who Makes a Cosmos for His Children

    07/05/2004 7:46:38 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Touchstone ^ | 6/04 | David Mills
    The things we have declared different we have declared lesser,” declared Christopher Impey, an astronomer at the University of Arizona and “sworn agnostic,” to a reporter from the Tucson Citizen. He had just won a three-year, $275,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation to host a lecture series titled “Astrobiology and the Sacred: Implications of Life Beyond Earth,” and seemed to think that the finding of life on other planets, even microbial life, would upset the religious. Secular HopeThe article proceeded with his thoughts on the matter, but that is not what interested me about it. At the very end, he...
  • Recommended Books for Summer Reading

    06/22/2004 6:52:36 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 6 replies · 221+ views
    The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God Lee Strobel, former skeptic and author of "The Case for Christ" and "The Case of Faith" now writes one of the most accessible books on science apologetics. He interviews a variety of experts in various scientific fields from biology to astronomy. Very useful and informative. **** Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off For years naturalistic theories have monopolized academia as the only possible scientific explanation for the origin of life. But there's something most people don't know--the facts just don't support...
  • Everything Old Is New Again: C. S. Lewis and the Argument from Reason

    04/12/2004 9:33:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 15 replies · 425+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 12, 2004 | Charles Colson
    One of the writers I quote most frequently is the great Christian apologist C. S. Lewis. Lewis’s book Mere Christianity helped bring me to Christ, and his writings have done the same for countless thousands of others. Most of Lewis’s readers come away from his books impressed by his deep faith, his brilliant mind, and the clarity and logic of his arguments. Yet according to philosopher Victor Reppert, one of Lewis’s most successful arguments was one that many people thought a failure during his own lifetime. In his new book, C. S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument...
  • The Socialist Agenda - III

    10/23/2003 10:12:28 AM PDT · by slimer · 20 replies · 1,776+ views
    Various ^ | 10/23/2003 | slimer
    COMMUNISM IN AMERICA: Ann Coulter recently spoke about Joseph McCarthy and called him an American patriot and prophet who was way ahead of his time. Mr. McCarthy recognized Communist infiltration into our society and political system and the danger this posed to the future of the U.S. He was demonized and discredited. Why? Because he was exposing Communism in America. To those who believe that the threat of Communism disovled with the breakup of the United Soviet Socialist Republic, that is what they want you to believe. Communism is alive and well IN AMERICA TODAY. Our universities have been taken...
  • The Socialist Agenda - Updated

    10/07/2003 10:16:11 AM PDT · by slimer · 10 replies · 2,406+ views
    various | 10/07/2003 | slimer
    COMMUNISM IN AMERICA: Ann Coulter recently spoke about Joseph McCarthy and called him an American patriot and phrophet who was way ahead of his time. Few people paid any attention to her comments while many screamed foul but I give her credit because Mr. McCarthy recognized Communist infiltration into our society and political system and the danger this posed to the future of the U.S. He was demonized and discredited. Why? Because he was exposing Communism in America. To those who believe that the threat of Communism disovled with the breakup of the United Soviet Socialist Republic, that is what...

    10/04/2003 2:49:33 PM PDT · by slimer · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    self | 10/04/2003 | slimer
    THE SOCIALIST AGENDA PART ICOMMUNISM IN AMERIKA:How has it come to this? Have Californians had enough of this nonsense? Have Americans? I am prepared to do whatever it takes to stop this insanity. Folks, this has been going on for sometime now. Remember CA Prop 187? Your vote hasn't counted since at least 1994. Ann Coulter has spoken out about Joseph McCarthy (an American patriot and prophet) and few people paid any attention to her comments but I give her credit because my own research traces the roots of the Left Wing Socialist (Communist) movement back to the McCarthy era....
  • Why Young-earth Creationism is Patently Absurd

    09/29/2003 3:28:31 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 31 replies · 412+ views
    Why Young-earth Creationism is Patently Absurd
  • Any pantheists?

    09/23/2003 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Able_Reason · 9 replies · 146+ views
    09/23/2003 | Able_Reason
    Hello, First time posting to this forum. I been checking this forum for a while now and all posts seem to deal only with xtianity, judaism (rarely), and islam (occasionally). I realize that those are the majority religions in the U.S.A. but there's got to be other non-monotheists who visit this forum. Any pantheists out there? Amoung pantheists I'm an oddity (I've found only one other libertarian minded pantheist, but he's still way left of where I'm at). Just so it's clear where I'm coming from, on the 'World's Smallest Political Test' I score 100 on Economic Liberty and 85...
  • Answering the Big Questions of Life

    09/17/2003 11:07:29 AM PDT · by DittoJed2 · 170 replies · 966+ views
    Answering the Big Questions of Life Sue Bohlin Sue Bohlin is an associate speaker with Probe Ministries. She attended the University of Illinois, and has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 25 years. She serves as a Mentoring Mom for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), and on the board of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered outreach to those wanting to leave homosexuality. She is also a professional calligrapher and the webservant for Probe Ministries; but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two college-age sons. One of the most important...
  • UV light may have sparked life on Earth

    05/29/2003 4:35:41 PM PDT · by StupidQuestions · 1,327 replies · 668+ views ^ | May 28, 2003
    UV light may have sparked life on Earth 18:18 28 May 03 news service Ultra-violet light, long thought to be an impediment to the early formation of long organic molecules, may in fact hold the key to the origin of life, according to a new study. Intense UV rays from a young Sun bombarded the early Earth and were thought likely to destroy any exposed organic molecules. But a new mathematical model implies the radiation actually helped select out the molecular seeds of life. The earliest life on Earth is widely thought to have been based on RNA, the...

    05/19/2003 9:53:42 AM PDT · by betty boop · 91 replies · 2,293+ views
    Cross Currents, Vol. 48, Issue 1 ^ | Spring 1998 | Elizabeth Newman
    THEOLOGY AND SCIENCE WITHOUT DUALISM by Elizabeth NewmanBoth modernism's disinterested spectator and postmodernism's deconstructed self lead to the gnostic belief that we are in bondage to the world. Biblically informed myth offers an escape. That theology and science have been haunted by epistemological dualisms is an unremarkable claim. Current postmodern efforts to think beyond such dualisms as objectivism versus relativism include recent attention to knowledge as socially constructed, communitarian, and nonfoundational. Such efforts share the assumption that knowing and doing are internally related. Thus theology and science, like all knowledge, emerge from the practices of concrete, historical communities rather than...