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  • 3 Realities Chance Can’t Explain About Life’s Origins That Intelligent Design Can

    05/17/2022 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    The theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not.The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not. Perhaps the simplest and best argument for intelligent design is to clearly state what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design, as I did in my book, “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent...
  • The Scientific Establishment Is Finally Starting To Take Intelligent Design Seriously

    05/17/2022 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 163 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    A growing number of scientists seem finally ready to at least include intelligent design within the ‘range of views’ allowed to be heard.At first glance, the Potential and Limitations of Evolutionary Processes conference in Israel last week, which I attended, looked like any other scientific meeting on evolution, with talks by highly-credentialed scientists from institutions such as the Technical University of Munich, Cambridge, and the Weizmann Institute. But a closer look at the list of speakers shows that this one was different; it gave a platform to numerous notable proponents of intelligent design. The conference included chemistry Nobel prize winners...
  • Unfollow the science: We must reclaim control of our lives, not because COVID-19 is no longer a threat, but because it is a threat that we must learn to live with

    05/06/2022 8:14:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/06/2022 | Gary L. Brown
    Each time there has been either an imposition or a renewal of COVID-19 mitigation measures, we are offered the same reflexive justification for these decisions. We are told we must "follow the science." This ubiquitous refrain has become the latest iteration of that most convenient of debate surrogates: the unassailable maxim. Merely invoking it places one firmly on the side of all sensible people and against the "anti-science" hordes. At least, that's what we tell ourselves. The truth is, science is a counselor, not a leader. Science is simply information. One cannot "follow the science" any more than one can...
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/16/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies
    www.FaithFacts.org ^ | 4/16/2006 | William Lane Craig
    Of course, during the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. But a remarkable change has come about during the second half of the 20th century. A new quest of the historical Jesus had begun. By 1968 the old skepticism was a spent force and began dramatically to recede. So complete has been the turnabout during the second half of this century concerning the resurrection of Jesus that it is no exaggeration to speak of a reversal of scholarship on this issue. What are the facts that underlie this remarkable reversal of opinion concerning...
  • Against Scientific Gatekeeping

    04/06/2022 12:23:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | MAY 2022 | Jeffrey A. Singer
    Science should be a profession, not a priesthood.In March 2020, the iconoclastic French microbiologist Didier Raoult announced that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine had cured all 36 COVID-19 patients enrolled in his clinical trial. Many of Raoult's colleagues rejected his conclusions, arguing that the trial was too small and noting that it was not randomized and controlled. But as the deadly coronavirus spread rapidly throughout the world and governments responded with draconian lockdowns, public attention was quickly drawn to the chance that a common and inexpensive drug might rid the world of the danger. President Donald Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine as a...
  • US warship was chased by two car-size ‘balls of light’ UFOs

    04/05/2022 3:30:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 136 replies
    NYPost ^ | Henry Holloway
    A US Navy warship was shadowed by two car-size balls of light that were unaffected by anti-drone weapons, it is claimed. The USS Kearsarge is the latest vessel to have reportedly had a UFO encounter as the US military begins to open up about the mysterious phenomena. *snip* At least two objects are said to have lurked near the 40,500-ton amphibious assault ship for several nights while it was on a training exercise off the East Coast of the US. The phenomena — described by sources familiar with the encounter as odd and menacing “balls of light” — are said...
  • VIDEO: What Changed In Just ONE Day?

    03/02/2022 8:59:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOWhat a difference a day makes! On Monday he had to wear a mask outdoors despite nobody being within 50 yards of him. On Tuesday it was mask off indoors surrounded by people and lots of hugging and handshaking. Amazing how things change in just ONE day!
  • Resources on the Trinity

    02/27/2022 1:03:56 PM PST · by circlecity · 26 replies
    I teach Sunday school at my Church. For our next study we will be doing a class on the Trinity - which I see the world and false Christians attacking more and more in contemporary society. The primary text I will be using is “The Forgotten Trinity” by Dr. James White. It is aimed at the layman and should be an excellent resource. But whenever I teach a subject I like to get immersed in it so I can respond to the inevitable tough questions the class always ends up throwing at me. Accordingly, I am looking for some other...
  • Unbelief, the Opiate of the Masses

    02/18/2022 6:52:30 AM PST · by Heartlander · 54 replies
    First Things ^ | February 17, 2022 | Kurt Hofer
    Unbelief, the Opiate of the MassesReligion is the opiate of the masses.” In a single, swift turn of phrase, Marx had created a credo for the secular left. Opium, of course, is the drug of addicts; addicts cannot see beyond their chemical dependency. But if they were to lock themselves in a room and face the cold sweat withdrawals of truth, the addicts could be freed from their affliction. The veil of ignorance blinding their judgment would be torn away. Rationalist sobriety saves.But what if irreligion is the true opiate of the masses—what if unbelief is the valium of the...
  • The Corruption of Science by Money and Marxism

    01/22/2022 4:31:32 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Jan, 2022 | Norman Rogers
    Individual scientists are often well meaning and honest. But they are caught up in a system where conformity is enforced. There are many shady methids of making money. There are frauds like Ponzi schemes or pump and dump stock schemes. A more subtle scheme is convincing naïve students to take out large loans to pay inflated tuition so that colleges can milk the taxpayer. The consequences of the student loan fraud are far reaching such as delaying family formation and childbearing. Another academic scheme is to posit a future catastrophe based on “scientific” research. What follows is a vast flow...
  • Scientists, medical professionals defend Fauci after heated exchanges with Republicans

    01/14/2022 3:42:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/22 | Monique Beals
    Dozens of scientists and medical professionals have signed a letter defending White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci after he faced fierce criticism from Republican lawmakers during a hearing earlier this week. "We deplore the personal attacks on Dr. Fauci," the letter, obtained by Politico, said. "The criticism is inaccurate, unscientific, ill-founded in the facts and, increasingly, motivated by partisan politics. It is a distraction from what should be the national focus - working together to finally overcome a pandemic that is killing about 500,000 people a year." It added that Fauci has "unswervingly served the United States guiding the...
  • Letter | High gas prices necessary to reduce consumption

    01/05/2022 7:40:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 65 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2022 | Letters to the Editor
    High gas prices necessary to reduce consumption Lots of folks are complaining about the price of gasoline. Here is my thinking: 1. I love my grandkids. 2. I believe in science. 3. Climatologists tell us that human–created emissions will make our grandkids’ lives uncomfortable, and eventually horrible. 4. Twenty percent of our emissions come from burning gasoline. 5. High gas prices will reduce consumption and therefore reduce emissions. (Unfortunately, low-income people will suffer the most—as usual.) 6. Therefore, I am willing to pay a little more today in the hope that my grandkids will have a better life. If you...
  • Sunday Mass Sermon - Is Science Opposed to Faith ?

    01/02/2022 4:54:46 PM PST · by MurphsLaw · 8 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 01.02.22 | Aux. Bishop R. Barron
    Today's Sermon explores the Magi and their desire to follow their science in paying homage to the 2 King of Kings - and how Faith has come to get a bad rap with the secularists. 14 min. YouTube VideoIs Science Opposed to Faith?
  • Why Is NASA Hiring Religious Leaders To Prepare For Encounter With Aliens?

    12/28/2021 11:40:35 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 145 replies
    PNW ^ | 12/28/21 | David Sidman
    In a rather bizarre move, NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times. Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who are participating in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency's Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians are attempting to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found. The...
  • The Worshipers of the Vax: The Rise of a New Global Religion

    12/31/2021 10:04:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Caldron Pool ^ | JANUARY 1, 2022 | GIULIANO BORDONI
    In my last article in this series, I argued for why I think that, for many, the current COVID-19 vaccines could easily be equated to an idolatrous modern-day Golden Calf upon whom the power to free, deliver, and save has allegedly been bestowed. Whilst idols, new and old, are countless, there are not too many of them that have managed to gather around themselves a whole, well-organized, global religious system in such a short period of time. Although the sentence before can sound a bit funny in some ways, try asking yourself this question: what are some common components you...
  • A Weird Paper Tests The Limits of Science by Claiming Octopuses Came From Space

    12/29/2021 5:57:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 4,262 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 28 DECEMBER 2021 | MIKE MCRAE
    A summary of decades of research on a rather 'out-there' idea involving viruses from space raises questions on just how scientific we can be when it comes to speculating on the history of life on Earth. It's easy to throw around words like crackpot, rogue, and maverick in describing the scientific fringe, but then papers like this one, from 2018, come along and leave us blinking owlishly, unsure of where to even begin. A total of 33 names were listed as authors on this review, which was published by Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology back in August 2018. The...
  • NASA has hired a Catholic priest to help humans prepare for alien encounters

    12/26/2021 6:49:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    rifnote ^ | 12/26/2021 | DAVID SIDMAN
    In a rather bizarre move, NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times. Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who participated in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency’s Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians attempted to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found. A NASA expert...
  • NASA 'looks to the heavens' for help: Agency enlists 24 theologians to assess how the world would react to the discovery of alien life on distant planets and how it might change our perception of gods and creation

    12/24/2021 2:23:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 121 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/24/2021 | By STACY LIBERATORE
    NASA is looking to the heavens for help with assessing how humans will react if alien life is found on other planets and how the discovery could impact our ideas of gods and creation. The agency is hiring 24 theologians to take part in its program at the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University in New Jersey, which NASA gave a $1.1 million grant to in 2014.CTI is described as building 'bridges of under understanding by convening theologians, scientists, scholars, and policymakers to think together - and inform public thinking - on global concerns.'
  • Will we soon rewrite textbooks on our place in the universe? (UFO/UAP's)

    12/20/2021 6:33:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | REAR ADMIRAL (RET.) TIM GALLAUDET, PH.D., AND AVI LOEB, PH.D., OPINION CONTRIBUTORS
    Over the last century, we have seen an exponential increase in the understanding of the physical universe. International observatories on Earth and in space have produced magnificent images spanning the full range from the small scale of black holes to the large-scale structure of the entire observable universe. Now, we are in the midst of a discovery of even greater magnitude, but few are even acknowledging it. And incredibly, it is what many regard as the modern icon of quack science – unidentified objects, traditionally labeled UFOs, that may represent technological equipment manufactured by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. Almost overnight...
  • No, I will not be watching "The Chosen"

    12/04/2021 9:03:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 66 replies
    Oklahoma Baptist Bulletin ^ | 8/20/2021 | James Biesiadecki
    In a Mormon(LDS) blog interview,1 Jenkins defended not only the Mormon owned Vid-Angel distribution and the filming of “The Chosen” in Utah on an LDS set, but he also defended the idea that Mormons follow the “same Christ” and that there is no significant difference between Mormons and Evangelicals. He further admitted that many LDS people are working on the project and influencing his thinking. Jenkins’ defense against criticism was quite telling. Hear it in his own words: “So even if you are listening to this right now as an evangelical and are horrified to hear me say some of...