War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’

War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’ Public health experts warn of a possible fall surge in COVID cases while the President continues to downplay the pandemic. Trump is quoted: “I think we’ve done an amazing job … in my opinion we’re rounding the turn,” the President said in an interview with a localContinue reading “War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’”

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic Michael Zimmerman, the Founder and Executive Director of the The Clergy Letter Project, has written an article titled, “Why I’ll not be Taking a Covid-19 Vaccine — and I’m a Scientist.”  The Clergy Letter Project is an organization that was founded to show that numerous clergy from aContinue reading “Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic”

Covid-19 – Understanding R

I was thinking about this so much yesterday, that I knew I had to write it up for today’s post. (We will return in Michael Spencer’s book – Reconsider Jesus – on Friday.) This graph in a nutshell is what the experience of my home province of Ontario has been with Covid-19. You can clickContinue reading “Covid-19 – Understanding R”

What is the real science around masks?

What is the real science around masks? On the BioLogos Forum Daniel Fisher cites an article from the Foundation for Economic Education entitled “Europe’s Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren’t Helpful in Beating COVID-19” and asks the Forum: So forgive me for rocking the boat, but my interest is hearing all the science and makingContinue reading “What is the real science around masks?”

How fake experts are used to mislead

How fake experts are used to mislead On the BioLogos Forum frequent commentator “beaglelady” introduces a video from Dr. John Cook, Research Assistant Professor at Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, author of the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, and founder of http://SkepticalScience.com . The video is entitled, “How fake experts areContinue reading “How fake experts are used to mislead”

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most? I’ve run a number of posts taking evangelicals to task for not relying on science but instead propagating social media misinformation on the current Covid crisis in particular and any number of creation/evolution issues.  But as this LA Times op-edContinue reading “We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?”

Is Genesis History?

Is Genesis History? On the August 4th BioLogos Forum, commentator “o9rady” gives a lengthy defense of the 2017 movie “Is Genesis History” and a lengthy critique of the BioLogos response to that movie, “A Geological Response to the Movie “Is Genesis History?”. From the Wikipedia entry on the movie: The film was written, directed, andContinue reading “Is Genesis History?”

The Rise of Neo-Geocentrism

The Rise of Neo-Geocentrism For the majority of our existence as Homo sapiens we’ve assumed the universe revolves around us.  Maybe we should be called Homo narcissus? It wasn’t until Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo, through painstaking observation and reasoning, challenged the notion of geocentrism, and began humankind’s journey away from self-centeredness.  Today we know thatContinue reading “The Rise of Neo-Geocentrism”

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution Here is an article in Ars Technica where the author postulates that landscapes that are not too dense and not too sparse comprise a “Goldilocks zone” where evolution could maximize cognitive abilities. In an earlier paper in 2017 the author, Malcom MacIver: …andContinue reading “How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution”

The State of Faith and Science at Internet Monk

The State of Faith and Science at Internet Monk We are now more than halfway through the year 2020.  I want to take stock of the status of faith and science and my desire to blog about them to encourage Christians, particularly Evangelicals, to adhere to sound science.  When I started blogging about these issuesContinue reading “The State of Faith and Science at Internet Monk”