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Rationally Speaking blog? Lots of Fun Article on ...

2009-12-04T02:41:56.124-05:00

Rationally Speaking blog? Lots of Fun

Article on Consciousness? Stimulating

(in 1 of the comments) "Jeezmoid Fundies"? Priceless



Damn and double damn! Can you imagine walking int...

2009-12-03T14:53:24.963-05:00

Damn and double damn! Can you imagine walking into an antiques store and finding ARW's collection cabinet? For $600! I know that was 1970's dollars and might be comparable to say $3000 today but still... even in my state of penury I'd buy that in a minute.



Richie, You suggest that I'm guilty of a slig...

2009-12-01T23:28:14.046-05:00

Richie,

You suggest that I'm guilty of a slight-of-hand, but a magician I'd never make!



Mann pulls out the old Christian trick of using &q...

2009-12-01T12:57:00.645-05:00

Mann pulls out the old Christian trick of using "evidence" from within the Bible itself to argue for the Bible's accuracy.



Massimo, Here's the comment I submitted to Gi...

2009-12-01T09:26:00.245-05:00

Massimo,

Here's the comment I submitted to Gibson's article about the blaspheme contest:

As a Christian, I’d just like to simply affirm the winning blasphemy-blurb: “Faith is no reason!” Faith certainly isn’t a REASON, but who says we invest ourselves in Christ without rationale? If it’s just a matter of believing, then why not Buddha or Mohammad?

Instead, there’s many compelling reasons to embrace Christ. It may start with a subjective, life-changing encounter, but it doesn’t stop there. Christ provided many solid reasons-to-believe. He performed miracles before multitudes, which even Jewish sources confirm. He prophesied so that His followers would believe after the events took place. And then He capped it all off with a grand finale – He willingly went to the Cross to affirm everything He did and said. Even His resurrection is surrounded by sound historical evidence – so sound that even the atheist historian Gerd Ludemann confesses:

“It may be taken as historically certain that Peter and the disciples had experiences after Jesus’ death in which Jesus appeared to them as the risen Christ.”



Pinker's review of Gladwell (he really was rev...

2009-11-30T13:10:41.008-05:00

Pinker's review of Gladwell (he really was reviewing the man) hit the mark. In a way, Pinker was reviewing large swaths of the popular science genre. So much popular science is written by journalists who don't understand what they're writing about, struggle to think quantitatively, and try to support this-or-that social ideal.