September 30, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]