This past Tuesday was the Ides of March. The significance of the 15th of March would have totally slipped by me hadn’t I been reminded by a couple FaceBook posts. One such post attached an interesting article entitled “6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar.” The article questions the accuracy of… Continue reading Is the History surrounding Julius Caesar more or less credible than that of Jesus Christ?
Last Thursday was the 206th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, as well as the 19th month anniversary of my blog. Today the two are linked together quite strangely, yet perhaps appropriately because I often end up wandering down a path that I had no inkling I’d be traversing earlier. It all began when my genius… Continue reading To be or not to be (an evolutionist)
As the year comes to a conclusion I look around and see and hear the voices of uncertainty and fear all over the media. The winds of turmoil blow throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia – and even in our own city streets. Friction boils over between those attempting to keep the peace… Continue reading Scientific and technological advances in 2014, something positive on which to meditate
Samuel Clemens (alias Mark Twain) once said, “It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me. It is the parts that I do understand.” A “part of the Bible” that I used to consider most disturbing was when Jesus was explaining to his disciples the parable of the sower: “To… Continue reading God is in the Sign-making Business
I’ve mentioned many times in this blog how I attend a Saturday morning men’s prayer group and how it provides such great inspiration and encouragement and wisdom that I can use throughout the week. This past Saturday was no exception – and the one thing that made the greatest impression on me was a simple… Continue reading Medical Science accidentally discovers another Biblical Truth
One hundred trillion cells (not even including red blood cells and reproductive fluids) package DNA into 46 chromosomes – which define every human being. Twenty-three thousand genes are distributed along the chromosomes, organized in apparently no particular way. With its twenty different amino acid building blocks (each defined by a three letter linear gene code… Continue reading Mapping of Human Genome – another Fork in the Road
Most of my friends are nerds. I am too. Ian Fleming made another nerd, “Q,” a sort of a cult hero; but in the early James Bond movies he was always relegated to a small role as the scientist who developed all of 007’s high-tech weapons. You know nerdism has gone main-stream when you see… Continue reading Who sits around debating the age of the earth?
Professional linguists, archaeologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and other “ologists” typically have little to find consensus on. However, one thing on which most would agree is that the origin of language in the human species is the hardest problem in science. In the 19th and the first half of the 20th Centuries most scholars refused to recognize… Continue reading The Origin of Language and its Biblical Implications
The media’s tendency toward conflict leaves the general public with the impression that all scientists are atheists and all Christian leaders are advocates of a faith that is blind to all evidence in the natural world. This warfare mentality was triggered largely through the 19th century work of Andrew Dickson White, the first president of… Continue reading Is Science and Christianity reconcilable?
I’m a faith person. The Bible says I have to be a faith person: “Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” A lot of my Christian friends have blind faith. But my constitution demands evidence of the truth or the goodness of something before I throw my support behind it. Fortunately for people like… Continue reading Where Science and the Bible intersect