January 16, 2021

Struggling with God in the Modern Times

Struggling with God in the Modern Times This BioLogos Forum encapsulates the issues I have tried to deal with during my time as a writer for InternetMonk. That time has drawn to a close as this will be my last post.  Forum poster, Sam B, writes: Hey all. Recently I have been dealing with some […]

Dr. Fauci on his proudest moment from the pandemic so far — and the darkest

Dr. Fauci on his proudest moment from the pandemic so far — and the darkest I think it fitting to sum up this year commenting on the pandemic.  The pandemic and the election dominated the news, and probably most of our interest this strange and trying year.  I’ve already commented last post about what I […]

The persistence of creationism shows losing could make Trumpism more extreme

Here is an opinion article in the Washington Post  that harks back to the Scopes Trial of 1925.  The piece argues that even though William Jennings Bryan lost the trial in the court of public opinion and was humiliated in the popular press and in the eyes of the elites, his supporters were undeterred and […]

How Do You Want Your Children to View the Bible?

How Do You Want Your Children to View the Bible? In this BioLogos Forum discussion , “Gabe” raises the question about how to reconcile a biblical worldview with science.  He is struggling with verses like: Acts 17:26 NIV From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he […]

Covid-19 Myths: What about Sweden? (Part 1)

Today I want to start looking at a few Covid-19 myths that have been endlessly repeated about Sweden. They go something like this: 1. Sweden did just fine when they decided to keep things open. 2. Sweden was able to save their economy. 3. We can be like Sweden, protect the vulnerable, and let the […]

Say Goodbye to the Alpha Male

Say Goodbye to the Alpha Male The whole concept of “Alpha Male” originated in studies of wolves and the theory that an “Alpha” wolf leads a pack, and that the “Beta” males and females defer to his dominance.  The theory was based on the work of L. David Mech (pronounced Meech) in the early 1960s […]

Why People “Fly from Facts”

Why People “Fly from Facts” Sorry for this late and incomplete posting, friends.  I just couldn’t find a science and faith article that sparked my interest, and I just couldn’t find the mental energy to dig in to something.  This article from Scientific American will have to do.  The authors examine why people seem to […]

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 […]