The Grand Design (Book Review)

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Book ReviewSome of the thinkers most opposed to theories of design are also the most preoccupied with it. Richard Dawkins wrote The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence for Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design. Stephen Hawking’s recent book was titled simply The Grand Design. The two . . . . Continue Reading »

Islam in America: Are We Ready?

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We Christians have a bad habit of not paying attention. It has hurt us in the past, and it’s about to do it again.Our big social concern in the 1990s was abortion. Another steamroller social issue was bearing down on us then, though: the homosexual attack on marriage, family, and sexual . . . . Continue Reading »

“You Know, An Unintended Event...”

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Don Lemon of CNN Weekend Primetime asked Dr. Sujatha Reddy, OB/GYNWould you recommend this new emergency contraception to your patients?She replied,You know, I would. I think it’s great that women have one more option if there is, you know, an unintended event that occurs, you have have one . . . . Continue Reading »

“Science Turns Authoritarian”

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Kenneth P. Green and Hiwa Alaghebandian analyze the authoritarian turn science has taken since the early 1990s and conclude, If science wants to redeem itself and regain its place with the public’s affection, scientists need to come out every time some politician says, “The science says . . . . Continue Reading »

Why argue?

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Arguments on the Internet are interminable. The cartoon goes, “Are you coming to bed?” “I can’t. This is important.” “What?” “Someone is wrong on the Internet.” I’ve been in a long-term running argument with a particular atheist on Thinking . . . . Continue Reading »