Category Archives: Science & Technology

John Lennox imagines humble Christians

There is a scene from The Exorcist which reminds me of how I used to think of Christians who interpret the Book of Genesis literally. When exorcism was first suggested as shock therapy to Chris MacNeil by the Clinic Director, … Continue reading

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John Lennox imagines humble Atheists

It is common for pop culture favorites, e.g., Bill Maher [59] and Jon Stewart [52], to ridicule religion and argue that it is a natural enemy to science. It helps that their audiences are probably as disinterested in science as … Continue reading

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Pop culture vs. Reality, aka #GWC

There was a time when the images of those on the bus below dominated pop culture. [Their image, as usual, was best captured by Tom Wolfe]. Who knew that the engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor were the ones who would … Continue reading

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The not so perfect box and chain thing

Bill Gates money is going into the toilet. But its good news for all. From a recent Economist article: If Thomas Crapper were around today, he would find our toilets quite familiar,” says Bill Gates, referring to the Victorian manufacturer … Continue reading

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Don’t Call The EPA To Do A Volcano’s Job

Perception: The global warming debate resembles the evolution debate with two diametrically opposed views.  The radical left environmentalists [atheists] and the global warming deniers [fundamentalists]. Reality: The middle ground in this debate consists of those who are agnostic as to … Continue reading

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Al Gore: Snakeoil Salesman Extraordinaire

Al Gore speech from September 2005 speech: Now, the scientific community is warning us that the average hurricane will continue to get stronger because of global warming. A scientist at MIT has published a study well before this tragedy showing … Continue reading

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What Sildenafil has joined, let no natural disease put asunder

It would be hard to describe how much I enjoyed this story. This from a statement by the Brazilian National Social Security Institute (INSS): “The social security system was planned so that the wife receives her husband’s pension for only … Continue reading

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Sgt Barnes: Boy, Whachew Know About Farming?

There is a great scene in Annie Hall where Woody Allen produces the author some proverbial gasbag has been pontificating about and enjoys the moment as Marshall McLuhan completely refutes the man’s loud and unsolicited opinions about his work. An … Continue reading

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Why Is Tomorrow Promised To No One?

Why is tomorrow promised to no one? In the New Testament, the letter from James 4:13-15 — who was not one of the two disciples names James — says the following: Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we … Continue reading

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Who is Francis Collins?

If you don’t know who Francis Collins is, a better question would be why don’t you? He was recently nominated to the position of Director of the National Institutes of Health by President Obama. On occasion [sarcasm intended], I have … Continue reading

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