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>Politics Bites (Creation, Evolution and the TEA)

>Chris Comer, Director of Science Curriculum for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) sent out an email from her State account that was blatantly political in nature and which she knew was a bad idea. Surprise! So did her bosses. She made the political move, and got fired for it. Really, advocating a lecture titled, “Inside … Continue reading

Ongoing discussion: science vs. religion

CBS’ Blogophile, Melissa P. McNamara, has summarized the blogosphere comments on the Beyond Belief seminar, quoting LifeEthics and other wise and level heads (grin) (even if she did misspell my name): Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, some suggest. “If you ask me … a rational universe that is subject to measurements and study … Continue reading

Beyond Belief: the Institutional Delusion of Scientism

The New York Times reports on “Beyond belief: Science, religion, reason and survival,” a symposium sponsored by the Science Network at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which began to resemble the founding convention for a political party built on a single plank: in a world dangerously charged with ideology, science needs to take on … Continue reading

Endarkenment and humans

Wesley Smith has had a bit of time to consider and reconsider the way he was called out and singled out at lunch by Alta Chara on Friday, July 14th at the Bioethics and Politics Summer Conference of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. I am unabashedly human-centric and a human species-ist. Any other … Continue reading

Professor Chooses to Deny Free Will (at Cornell)

This is not a religious blog, although I would never deny my faith or that my world view is strongly influenced by the fact that I’m a Christian. I just believe that the big Truths are pretty evident, even for those without faith. This is the heart of ethics: there are rights and wrongs, “yeses” … Continue reading

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