October 29, 2020

One Root Cause of Pandemics Few People Think About

It’s our seemingly insatiable desire to eat meat This article from Scientific American raises the question that a major causes of pandemics might be the factory farming of animals.  The conditions that animals are often farmed in today, crowding tens of thousands of animals together, might just serve as “amplifiers” for viral pandemics.  The article […]

Another Former Creation Museum Staffer Speaks Out About Ken Ham’s Toxic Empire

Another Former Creation Museum Staffer Speaks Out About Ken Ham’s Toxic Empire The Friendly Atheist writes: Last summer, a former employee of the Creation Museum, Ariella Duran, explained the “toxic culture” of that work environment in a lengthy Facebook post.   She worked for Answers in Genesis for just over two years in “every single […]

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming? This article examines why humans shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture.  According to some the so-called “paleo diet” is the healthiest way to eat because our that is how our ancestors, going back to 300,000 years, ate and that is how genetically we have evolved […]

War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’

War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’ Public health experts warn of a possible fall surge in COVID cases while the President continues to downplay the pandemic. Trump is quoted: “I think we’ve done an amazing job … in my opinion we’re rounding the turn,” the President said in an interview with a local […]

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic Michael Zimmerman, the Founder and Executive Director of the The Clergy Letter Project, has written an article titled, “Why I’ll not be Taking a Covid-19 Vaccine — and I’m a Scientist.”  The Clergy Letter Project is an organization that was founded to show that numerous clergy from a […]

Covid-19 – Understanding R

I was thinking about this so much yesterday, that I knew I had to write it up for today’s post. (We will return in Michael Spencer’s book – Reconsider Jesus – on Friday.) This graph in a nutshell is what the experience of my home province of Ontario has been with Covid-19. You can click […]

What is the real science around masks?

What is the real science around masks? On the BioLogos Forum Daniel Fisher cites an article from the Foundation for Economic Education entitled “Europe’s Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren’t Helpful in Beating COVID-19” and asks the Forum: So forgive me for rocking the boat, but my interest is hearing all the science and making […]

How fake experts are used to mislead

How fake experts are used to mislead On the BioLogos Forum frequent commentator “beaglelady” introduces a video from Dr. John Cook, Research Assistant Professor at Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, author of the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, and founder of http://SkepticalScience.com . The video is entitled, “How fake experts are […]

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most? I’ve run a number of posts taking evangelicals to task for not relying on science but instead propagating social media misinformation on the current Covid crisis in particular and any number of creation/evolution issues.  But as this LA Times op-ed […]

Is Genesis History?

Is Genesis History? On the August 4th BioLogos Forum, commentator “o9rady” gives a lengthy defense of the 2017 movie “Is Genesis History” and a lengthy critique of the BioLogos response to that movie, “A Geological Response to the Movie “Is Genesis History?”. From the Wikipedia entry on the movie: The film was written, directed, and […]