Monthly Archives: June 2009

The abductive oomph of evolution

Alas, I am busy beyond reason. Two papers are due (overdue) and summer activities are keeping me dancing. So It’s time to back up and look at some posts you may have missed in my early years . . . … Continue reading

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Creationism, Postmodernism, and Mormonism — A Guest Post by David H. Bailey!

The LDS movement was founded on a premise that the Bible is neither complete nor inerrant. As LDS Apostle James E. Talmage wrote, “The opening chapters of Genesis, and scriptures related thereto, were never intended as a textbook of geology, … Continue reading

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The Day Bro. Thane Died

I The day Bro. Thane died he looked out in the morning sun at a line of green that marked the Virgin River. Late summer- it would be running slow and easy through the desert he loved.

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Fear of the other: Who are you afraid of?

I just came from a powerful film. Waltz with Bashir is Israeli Ari Folman’s animated film on the 1982 Israeli march on Beirut and the Christian Phalangist massacre of Palestinians. This is not one to take your kids to. The … Continue reading

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The Student Response to the 1911 BYU Heresy Controversy

In 1911, The Superintendent of Church Schools, charged three Brigham Young University Professors with Heresy. They were charged with (a) “including man in the process of evolution,” (b) “Joseph Smith’s vision were described in terms of their psychological, and therefore … Continue reading

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