Category: Science

Part I – What is NOT Intelligent Design?

Twice I have heard certain critiques levelled against intelligent design theory and its proponents that do not seem to me to comment on the actual theory. I would like to present this critique now and point out that is not...

/ January 2, 2006

ID the Missing Link?

Intelligent design may be the missing link to restoring relations between the Muslim world and the West. So argues Mr. Akyol in an exciting and, no doubt, provocative essay. Here’s a preview: That “revolutionized worldview” — in which God is...

/ December 2, 2005

How scientific is the myth? Part I

Matt’s brother and intellectual spar-partner, Jim, engaged with me in a friendly and fruitful debate, some months ago, about “World-Origin Myths,” and which might be the most scientific. The two main competitors, it seems, are the Genesis myth (“In the...

/ November 17, 2005

How scientific is the myth? Part II

Jim, if you’ll join me again, I am picking up the world-origins debate. I am reading through Briane Greene’s book The Fabric of the Cosmos, with great interest, I found the article you pointed me to quite encouraging. Here are...

/ November 17, 2005

Three mysteries in science

1. What is light? How does it work? 2. What is gravity? Seriously, why do things fall towards massive objects like the Earth? 3. What is smaller than electrons and quarks? update: Articles on two of the three puzzlez 2....

/ November 12, 2005

“Green” Energy

Ways of collecting energy: Windmills, solar panels, dams… Add to this list “Manchester Bobbers,” a natural energy harvester being tested in the UK. Floating cylinders collect electricity as they are bobbed up and down by the perpetual movement of ocean...

/ October 7, 2005

How scientific is the myth?

Jim, if you’ll join me again, I am picking up the world-origins debate. I am reading through Briane Greene’s book The Fabric of the Cosmos, with great interest, I found the article you pointed me to quite encouraging. Here are...

/ September 20, 2005

The Crystal Cathedral’s “Creation” — Genesis on audio/visual steriods

The Crystal Cathedral is famous for its annual production of “the Glory of Easter,” featuring dangling angels, resounding music, and live animals. This year, they experiment with a new production along the same lines. The tagline is “Once upon all...

/ August 31, 2005

Evolutionary Theory Confusions

My brother recently accused Mere-O of attempting to increase traffic by referencing “scantily clad women” (twice). I’m not sure anyone looking for said women would use “scantily” to find them. Regardless, it surely wouldn’t bring the sort of reader Mere-O...

/ June 12, 2005

Scientism and the Death of Wisdom

Many thanks to Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost for hosting the symposium. Ethics in our ostensibly pluralistic society have become increasingly dominated by a single voice: science. In the 2004 debate over Proposition 71, the California initiative to fund stem-cell...

/ April 12, 2005