November 30, 2020

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 […]

The Rise of Neo-Geocentrism

The Rise of Neo-Geocentrism For the majority of our existence as Homo sapiens we’ve assumed the universe revolves around us.  Maybe we should be called Homo narcissus? It wasn’t until Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo, through painstaking observation and reasoning, challenged the notion of geocentrism, and began humankind’s journey away from self-centeredness.  Today we know that […]

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution Here is an article in Ars Technica where the author postulates that landscapes that are not too dense and not too sparse comprise a “Goldilocks zone” where evolution could maximize cognitive abilities. In an earlier paper in 2017 the author, Malcom MacIver: …and […]

The State of Faith and Science at Internet Monk

The State of Faith and Science at Internet Monk We are now more than halfway through the year 2020.  I want to take stock of the status of faith and science and my desire to blog about them to encourage Christians, particularly Evangelicals, to adhere to sound science.  When I started blogging about these issues […]

How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)

How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It) Here is a helpful article from Wired magazine (hat tip; Chaplain Mike) on ways to discern whether a scientific article on Covid-19 is useful or not.  Of course, one way to judge an article is whether it lines up with one’s ideological bias or not.  That […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the coronavirus with Dr. Francis Collins

See this video for a discussion between Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci on COVID-19.  Go and watch two people who know what they are talking about discuss this issue.  Thanks to the BioLogos Forum for the hat tip.  A couple of things I noted: Dr. Collins asks Dr. Fauci about the current state […]

Views of God and the Corona Virus

Few things caused me to become more upset in the early days of the pandemic, than people stating their opinions about how God and the pandemic were related. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that these views reinforce what I wrote back in February of 2019 when I asked: “What […]

Facemasks Revisited

  Facemasks Revisited The wearing of a face mask when in public continues to be a matter of controversy.  A video of a man trying to force himself past a Walmart employee in Florida has gone viral.  A women in Ventura County California castigates county council members for requiring masks saying she refuses to wear […]