The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus

March 23, 2017 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEducationGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.

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Nature Values Independent Science Journalism

March 17, 2017 in EducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Are independent science reporters less credible than the big players? Given Big Media’s awful track record, the journal editors welcome alternatives.

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Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

December 24, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

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Big Science Blind to Its Bias

December 23, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Some scientists, science reporters and journal editors could use a trip to reform school for treatment of delusions of grandeur.

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Today’s Science Hates Faith

November 6, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

There are individual scientists who believe in God, but their institutions ridicule any and all forms of “faith.”

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You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)

July 5, 2016 in Bible and TheologyBirdsDinosaursHealthHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.

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Rock Art Is Not a Pterosaur

August 29, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

When new information falsifies your hypothesis, you accept it and move on. Darwinians need to learn that, too.

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The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter

December 25, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDating MethodsMediaPhilosophy of Science

Here’s how the Christmas Story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn’t believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history.

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Secular Psychology as Abuse

March 20, 2014 in Bible and TheologyEducationHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

At best, psychology doesn’t know what it’s doing. At worst, it harms people.

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Got Scientism? Champions of “Science” All Leftists

December 10, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ list of champions only includes those who take far-left political stances on the issues.

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Science Reporter Says Scientists Are Like Cattle

December 9, 2013 in MediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A science reporter lists several reasons why scientists are about as trustworthy as bankers.

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Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It

April 11, 2013 in EducationPhilosophy of Science

A professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that’s the way scientists do it.

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Crooked Scientists Get Rehab

January 21, 2013 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

For those who trust scientists, it may come as a shock that some bad apples are getting rehab.

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Understanding Creationists (and Evolutionists)

December 15, 2012 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A historian tells science teachers that “To Teach Evolution, You Have to Understand Creationists.” Should that advice apply both ways?

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Rocks Don’t Lie, But Liars Rock

August 14, 2012 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEducationGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A geologist, trying to be nice to religious people, not only deals fast and loose with rock, but rolls into circular reasoning.

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