In today’s New York Times you’ll find Sam Harris’s op-ed piece on Francis Collins’s appointment as director of the National Institutes of Health, explaining why he thinks Collins is a bad choice. When I read a preliminary draft of the piece, I was struck by the list of five slides taken from Collins’s lecture, [...]
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One hundred million years ago a termite was wounded and its abdomen split open. The resin of a pine tree slowly enveloped its body and the contents of its gut.
In what is now the Hukawng Valley in Myanmar, the resin fossilized and was buried until it was chipped out of an amber mine.
The resin [...]
Posted in God is...Each of Us on Jul 2nd, 2009
By Eric Young
Christian Post Reporter
Tue, Jun. 30 2009 07:57 PM EDT
The first NIV Bible penned by 31,173 individuals has finally been completed following a nearly nine-month effort that organizers originally thought would take about five.
Since its launch on Sept. 30, 2008, the “Bible Across America” tour has been gathering handwritten verses from people [...]
ROME — The first-ever scientific test on what are believed to be the remains of the Apostle Paul “seems to confirm” that they do indeed belong to the Roman Catholic saint, Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday.
It was the second major discovery concerning St. Paul announced by the Vatican in as many days.
On Saturday, the [...]
from Fox News
British scientists said on Wednesday that they had figured out key steps in the process by which life on Earth may have emerged from a seething soup of simple chemicals, according to Agence France-Presse.
Genetic information in living organisms today is held in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the famous “double helix” molecule of sugar, [...]
By Eric Reitan
April 29, 2009
Just the other day a friend forwarded me a mass-mailed promotion for Free Inquiry magazine (a publication in which, incidentally, I had an article published a couple of years ago). The brochure was emblazoned with the following warning: “If you wish to avoid spending eternity roasting in HELL, do not open [...]
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Muslim calligrapher Yasser Abu Saymeh has dedicated the past two months to Christian art, writing the Gospel of Luke in ornate Arabic script to be presented to Pope Benedict XVI when the Roman Catholic leader visits the Holy Land next month.
Abu Saymeh never read a New Testament text before he [...]
Opening words are important. Authors and editors both know that the first sentence of a book needs to be arresting and engaging. It should capture the imagination of the reader, inviting the reader into the larger story or, at the very least, the larger story of the first chapter. Consider the first line of [...]
A living time capsule of sorts has been found buried under hundreds of feet of Antarctic ice — a colony of microbes that have been sealed off from the rest of the world for more than 1.5 million years.
The finding, detailed in the April 17 issue of the journal Science, could serve as a model [...]
By Kevin Roose
I thought we’d try something new before class today,” says Nathan, the Evangelism 101 teaching assistant. “A little cheer.”
My roommate Eric turns to me. “God is good. Bet you ten bucks.”
Before I can ask what he means, Nathan sets down his microphone and shouts through cupped hands, “God is good!”
“All the [...]