While by now Bill Nye’s absurd video, “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” has been pretty much reduced to ashes, there is one point I haven’t seen anyone mention yet. There is precious little science in Nye’s random ravings, but what tiny amount of science he uses can only be called “science” in the way that an orc can be called an elf – by virtue of having tortured and ruined something good to make it a bizarre and repulsive shadow of its former self. Continue reading
The Baltimore – Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church recently mailed the Pre-Conference Booklet for the 2012 Annual Conference. The Pre – Conference Booklet contains, among other things, an agenda for the conference, reports from various groups and committees within the Conference, and copies of the recommendations and resolutions before the 2012 Annual Conference. I was dismayed to find a resolution titled “Resolution on Evolutionary Scientific Thinking” included in the list of resolutions before the conference this year. Continue reading
This morning I read an article a friend sent me about the progress being made by CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) in their quest to discover the Higgs boson (the “God Particle”), a theoretical particle that physicists believe may explain why other particles have mass. The article explained that CERN scientists are excited to have had “tantalizing hints” of the Higgs boson’s existence this week.
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“Why should a bunch of atoms have thinking ability?” writes Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse in his book, Can A Darwinian Be A Christian? He continues: Continue reading