How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)

How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It) Here is a helpful article from Wired magazine (hat tip; Chaplain Mike) on ways to discern whether a scientific article on Covid-19 is useful or not.  Of course, one way to judge an article is whether it lines up with one’s ideological bias or not.  ThatContinue reading “How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)”

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the coronavirus with Dr. Francis Collins

See this video for a discussion between Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci on COVID-19.  Go and watch two people who know what they are talking about discuss this issue.  Thanks to the BioLogos Forum for the hat tip.  A couple of things I noted: Dr. Collins asks Dr. Fauci about the current stateContinue reading “Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the coronavirus with Dr. Francis Collins”

Views of God and the Corona Virus

Few things caused me to become more upset in the early days of the pandemic, than people stating their opinions about how God and the pandemic were related. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that these views reinforce what I wrote back in February of 2019 when I asked: “WhatContinue reading “Views of God and the Corona Virus”

Yes, Free Will Exists

Yes, Free Will Exists Here is an interesting contribution to the ongoing debate of whether free will exists or not from Scientific American.  The article notes that debate began in earnest during the Enlightenment, but was seemingly settled by 20th century neuroscience headlined by the famous Libet Experiment: Libet found that the unconscious brain activityContinue reading “Yes, Free Will Exists”

Why Wearing a Mask is a Sign of Faith not Fear

Why Wearing a Mask is a Sign of Faith not Fear Matthew Pevarnik, a writer for BioLogos, has a June 10th article entitled “Walking by Faith and Wearing a Mask”.  Matt is an assistant professor of Physics at Regent University (PhD, University of California, Irvine).  He notes that Scriptures that exhort us to “walk byContinue reading “Why Wearing a Mask is a Sign of Faith not Fear”

DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls

DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls An article at was entitled, “Illuminating Genetic Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls” It was blogged about by RJS at Jesus Creed and at her blog, “Musings on Science and Theology”. The article noted: “that ancient DNA extraction from Dead Sea Scroll fragments made of animal skin isContinue reading “DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls”

How Satire Challenges Misconceptions about Science

How Satire Challenges Misconceptions about Science In the June issue of National Geographic there is an article by  Paul Brewer and Jessica McKnight entitled, “To challenge misguided beliefs about science, try satire”.  In it they show from various studies how the use of satire can change people’s minds about controversial scientific issues.  They say: SinceContinue reading “How Satire Challenges Misconceptions about Science”

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist Here is a cheeky little article by Dave Goldberg who is a physics professor at Drexel University and author, most recently, of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality entitled “Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist” It’s a nice little reminder of the wonderment that is thisContinue reading “Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist”

The Death of Expertise

The Death of Expertise “Snake oil is a euphemism for deceptive marketing and health care fraud. It refers to the petroleum-based mineral oil or “snake oil” that used to be sold as a cure-all elixir for many kinds of physiological problems. Many 19th-century United States and 18th-century European entrepreneurs advertised and sold mineral oil (oftenContinue reading “The Death of Expertise”