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Fired for advocating Intelligent Design? The Evolutionary Inquisition Continues, Orthodox Science Not to be Questioned

One argument familiar to both evolutionary and anti-evolutionary apologists is that there is over whether or not there is pressure on scientists not to openly explore intelligent design (henceforth, ID), even going as far as firing or dismissing professors and scientists.  Evolutionists like to mock the notion by sneering that Evilutionary conspiracies don’t fly.

Now, there are many, many examples.  Today I read news of one that has been in the making for some time on Worldnetdaily.com:  Gonzalez Loses Tenure.   Here we have a person exploring ID who was denied tenure and was not even allowed to defend … continue reading...

They aren’t Hobbits? They might be human but with a genetic Flaw? No! I don’t believe it!

Source Article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main…scihobbit103.xml

And here is the problem:  there is no way to be sure that none of the so called ancestors to homo sapiens are not also just defective, deformed, diseased homo sapiens.  Consider this discussion off my forum where I made the same point when the news of the ‘Hobbit Species’ first broke:

http://sntjohnny.com/smf/index.php?topic=1559.0 

Note the first response:

“So any time that there is an unanswered question, this is a “win” for the Creationist side?”

These people just don’t get it.  What is at issue is not what we conclude when faced with an ‘unanswered question’ but whether … continue reading...

Herr Professor on Atheism and Badness: A response to his Response

Herr Professor has redeemed himself slightly in my eyes in his latest reply to one of my posts.   He follows my blog very closely so no doubt he will discover this response to his so just a word of reminder to you, sir, that I do not use my blog for discussion and debate.  Still, I think his post represents a good faith attempt to answer my question so I shall reply.

First I must really object to his apparent summation of my argument:

So man’s inhumanity to man is supposed to pose a tough problem for atheists, not

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Christian Response and Reaction to Pullman and His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

DownloadfileiconThe full response is pasted below, but you may want to download and print it off, or attach it in an email. If so, here it is for download:

If you would like to discuss this issue, please use my discussion forum, where this thread has been set up for that purpose.

Since this has been made available, my response has been featured on the ChristianPost.com.

Some people prefer a shorter treatment. I have produced a one page “parent’s guide”/bulletin insert. Donate ButtonMore information is available here and you can just download it, too, here:

If you appreciate the amount … continue reading...

Christian Response to the Golden Compass and NBC Heroes Continued

I am currently working on a much lengthier reaction to Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series but I thought I would take a break and comment on this article that passed across my desk today from worldnetdaily.com categorizing the Pullman series as paganism. For example, this quote:

“Pullman has been quoted in interviews as saying he is an atheist, but that label is highly misleading. There is spirituality here, and it’s as blatantly occult as it gets. Pullman’s tales combine clever plots grounded in dark nihilism with a default pagan cosmology. Everyone believes in something, and Pullman does, too, whether he

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NBC’s Heroes and a Christian Response … a warm up.

NBC’s television show “Heroes” is pretty good, though I have to say that I agree in many respects with this guy who has grown tired of some of the plot elements.  I still have more hope, though, and I especially like watching deep philosophy play out on the TV screen.  In particular, I enjoy watching the evolutionary world view sink its claws into the imagination of Americans who would otherwise never think about it.

In this series, we are given to believe that evolutionary processes have allowed a class of people to emerge with special gifts like mind reading, flying, … continue reading...

The Humility of Age

I had some interesting experiences in college. I went to college intending to become a pastor and practically became an atheist after just a few months. I emerged from this much stronger. I remember well how deeply I threw myself into studying all sorts of things. Buddhism, Hinduism, atheism, Christianity, science, quantum physics, evolution, philosophy, and more. Most of what I learned I learned apart from the classroom. I became very knowledgeable about the Bible and I thought I was doing a good job living by its precepts. I considered myself pretty patient and selfless. And spiritual. Let’s not forget … continue reading...