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Tag Archives: miracles
A pastor in Colorado apparently thinks the above image scores big points against evolution, writing the following: This snowflake was photographed in Russia. Is this not a most amazing picture? Let’s see, this is either the result of evolution or … Continue reading
_____ You are home. _____ Image source: NASA (Suomi Satellite, January 4, 2012)
Jerry Coyne vs. Ross Douthat: Why the Bible Persuades So Many (Even as Atheist Arguments Against It Don’t)
In thinking about the dust-up between Jerry Coyne and Ross Douthat over whether the miraculous stories in the Bible actually happened, and whether it matters (Coyne says yes, Douthat says no), it occurs to me that both of them are … Continue reading
Why neither intelligent design nor young earth creationism can ever function as part of the sciences
I’ve always liked this cartoon:
At the Huffington Post today, Norris Chumley says this of the Florida rescue of 11-year-old Nadia Bloom: If a miracle, by definition, is something of wonder that cannot be explained (as in the Old French and Latin miraculum or “object of … Continue reading
According to Popular Mechanics, some people actually have, and so, if you ever find yourself in a similar situation, perhaps you can too. There are at least thirteen “confirmed or plausible” cases of free-fall survival from great heights, one of them being … Continue reading
President Barack Obama has this seemingly ridiculous mesmerizing effect on an awful lot of people, doesn’t he? And I’m the first to admit that I’m not immune. And yet those who have vested so much hope in his very presence at … Continue reading
Creation v. Evolution Watch: The New York Times Reports Today That RNA Nucleotides Can Form Spontaneously And Are Thus Not The Product of a “Miracle”
A major science story today (in the New York Times) reminds us to be cautious about what we might regard as “impossible” and capable of explanation only via a “miracle.” Exhibit A: One of the great problems of evolution is how life’s RNA … Continue reading
No, the quote below is not from the Onion, but from a news article in the Independent of London: The Pope has instructed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly the Holy Office of the Inquisition, to draw … Continue reading
History, Myth, or Something in Between: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about the Genre of the Gospels, But Were Afraid to Ask
When we look at the gospels, an important literary question that immediately confronts us is this: What genre (broadly speaking) are they written in? In other words, are we reading history, myth, or some combination of the two? Obviously, such … Continue reading