Science

Snippets of True Reason, part 3

Posted by on September 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Previous installments of the “Snippets” series covered four chapters each. This one covers the six chapters that make up the (sort of) middle of the True Reason book. Simply put, they “offer arguments for the rational strength of the Christian worldview.” See any familiar names among the authors? Nine: “Reason in a Christian Context” (Peter […]

Cyberattack Risk Assessment

Posted by on August 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm

“[I]n 1945 we were the protagonists with the new weapon. Now, we are the ones who are likely to be on the receiving end. If the Trump administration doesn’t act quickly and decisively, it may be a very cold winter.”  — Steve King, COO of Netswitch Technology Management A couple weeks ago, I wrote about […]

Amos 8 and a Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by on August 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

“Usually there’s a big ball of light in the sky But now on this Day of the Mon Nothing I can see A total eclipse of the Sun” (with apologies to Bonnie Tyler and James Richard Steinman) I admit, I’m just not that into it. Chasing Monday’s eclipse, that is. I’m a science apologetics geek, […]

Three Questions on Creation, Angels, and Satan’s Fall

Posted by on August 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

The other day, someone shared an interesting post in a Facebook group that I belong to. It posed some questions from someone named “Dr. Sherlin”, who I am unfamiliar with, but no one in our group commented on it. Sort of surprising, since the subject matter was pretty much on topic for the group. Well, […]

How Hackable Is Your Vehicle?

Posted by on August 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

“Our cars have become more and more computerized. Keyless entry, ignition control, tire pressure monitoring, diagnostic controls, navigation and the entertainment systems are now computerized and subject to Internet or cellular access. A new car today can have as many as forty wireless access points.”  — Steve Weisman, USA Today If you watch much TV, […]

United States Space Corps?

Posted by on July 23, 2017 at 10:11 pm

“It has been painfully apparent from the briefings that we’ve gotten from our general officers that both Russia and China have nearly caught us in space capabilities and are on the path to surpass us soon.”  — Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) Pop Quiz: Without googling it, how many branches of the U.S. Armed Services are […]

Snippets of True Reason, part 2

Posted by on July 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Continuing on from Part 1, these next four snippets from True Reason (eds. Tom Gilson & Carson Weitnauer) provide more “evidence that the New Atheism fails to live up to its claimed connection with reason.” Targets include Sam Harris, John Loftus, and the failure of naturalistic presuppositions. Five: “Unreason at the Head of Project Reason” […]

Paglia on Democrats, Journalism, Islamist Terror, and LGBT

Posted by on June 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Liberal progressive. Atheist. Member of LGBT community. Pro-choice, feminist icon. Given the above attributes, you wouldn’t think there was much for a politically- and religiously-conservative individual like me to agree on with Camille Paglia (silent ‘g’), writer of Sexual Personae and Free Men, Free Women. For the most part, that’s true. But, Ms. Paglia is […]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Posted by on June 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

This blogpost is probably not about what you think it’s about. Based on the title — a phrase variously attributed to Thomas Paine, George S. Patton, Laurence J. Peter, and “Anonymous” –, one would most likely think it is about leadership in general, or maybe with a business/entrepreneurship or military emphasis. It’s not. The title […]

Radical Christians, U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and the Paris Climate Accord

Posted by on June 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm

It has been a busy weekend, and I wasn’t sure what I’d have time to share with you this week. I knew I wanted a political element to it, though. So, I looked back at several articles from the past few days and came up with a few items of interest to briefly comment on…. […]

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