On Science and Religion

This article aggregates a few talking points on the relationship between Christianity, education, religion, and science. Ecklund and Scheitle, 2017, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think About 36 percent of evangelicals think scientists are hostile to religion, compared to 22 percent of Americans overall, according to a 2014 study released by the American … Read more On Science and Religion

Am I Cherry Picking or is This a Decent Definition of Faith?

I hear different definitions of faith from different places. Atheists criticize faith, Christians support faith, but other Christians reject blind faith. Finally, some Christians, see blind faith as the only sort of real faith. This article is my attempt to define faith in a way which is both Biblical and also rational. tldr: Faith is … Read more Am I Cherry Picking or is This a Decent Definition of Faith?

On the Apparent Link Between Atheism and Intelligence

This article points out problems with the apparent link between atheism and intelligence, provides reason to think that strength of belief in Christianity may be correlated with intelligence, and reminds people that intelligence is at best a weak indicator on whether or not atheism is true and Christianity is false. Let’s start with this typical … Read more On the Apparent Link Between Atheism and Intelligence

6 Logical Principles

This article will cover 6 logical insights which are applicable to scientific analysis and philosophy. 1 – The Expanded Principle of Non-Contradiction Two nonequivalent statements cannot simultaneously be true and contradictory. The principle of non-contradiction holds that if A is true, A’ (that is, the negation of A) cannot also be true. An example would … Read more 6 Logical Principles

The Death of Old Austrianism

This article will argue that much of the Austrian school of economics is not valid, although it may be resuscitated if certain key steps are quickly taken. The fact that it is not falsifiable makes it not scientific, but not necessarily invalid or useless. Philosophy and logic can be used with great power, sometimes with … Read more The Death of Old Austrianism

Guided or Unguided Evolution

This article will briefly discuss the fact that since the dawn of man at latest evolution, if it exists at all, has been guided evolution. In the evolution debate there are many sides. The sides we always hear about are the Intelligent Design side and the Evolution side, but even inside the evolution side not … Read more Guided or Unguided Evolution

The Left-Science Complex Continues

This article discusses the fact that big science and big government are still in a negative relationship. I have written extensively on the fact that science is poorly practiced in a number of ways. Problems include the fact that science research is largely government funded which creates economic, moral and accuracy hazards and it also … Read more The Left-Science Complex Continues

Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Source – Politico – Tal Kopan – 10/17/13 A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than … Read more Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Still Waiting for Them to Cut the Crap

This article covers much of what Intelligent Design is and isn’t. I also discusses some aspects of evolution. A long time ago I wrote an article called Cut the Evolution Crap in which I criticized the so-called “scientific community” for its treatment of intelligent design and its failure both to make known the weaknesses of Neodarwinian … Read more Still Waiting for Them to Cut the Crap

Zdnet: Pay heed to the internet’s Third Wave Cows of Disruption

[From John: This article is funny on the one hand and on the other hand it is also marks an important event. Basically it says that we can now buy beef directly from the farmer with bitcoin. While some people may not see that as important, it is. Such an event is a gigantic leap … Read more Zdnet: Pay heed to the internet’s Third Wave Cows of Disruption