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New science and religion online magazine

Just a quick note to let you know that there is a new science and religion online magazine: Science & Religion Today. This is the Internet incarnation of what was once one of my favorite periodicals: Science & Theology News, … Continue reading

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Female warrior squirrels who fall in love with vampires at a wizarding school (with a brief reference to trilobites)

To get at randomness in evolution we have to take a stab at illustrating natural selection, so let’s take a hypothetical example. Suppose someone wrote a book about a vampire and a human falling in love. Just to make it … Continue reading

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Why can’t we all just get along–like scientists

Just a short pause in my discussion of randomness. I just had dinner at a small heurigen deep in the Austrian countryside. There was a group of about twenty of us, but we where seated in sixes at tables with … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Random Dandruff Thoughts

I had a random thought today while showering. I don’t know why, but you don’t hear much about dandruff these days. At least I haven’t. When I was growing up dandruff was a major topic of discussion. It was something … Continue reading

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What parts of it do you believe?

Ah the lonely wanderings of the LDS evolutionary believer. First, she is under suspicion by those who think there is something suspect about the claim of even being an ‘LDS’ evolutionist. ‘Shouldn’t she at least believe in Intelligent Design?’ There … Continue reading

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Explaining fossils: Many worlds smashed together to make this one

I keep hearing that fossils came from some other creations out there in the far reaches of space–that our Earth is a conglomerate of the remnants of these previous creations. My kids have actually heard this in seminary. Apparently the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging

Just in case you want to get more of my blogging (ha ha). I’ve been asked to be a two week guest blogger over at By Common Consent (http://www.bycommonconsent.com/).

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A Raven teaches a lesson on death before the Fall

Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Well, I say there are some things we don’t want to know. Important things. Ned Flanders. The Simpsons Episode: Lisa the Skeptic. Today on the … Continue reading

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A little more on truth

Warden: He drew a unicorn in space. I ask ya, what’s it breathing? Homer: Air? Warden: Ain’t no air in space. Homer: There’s an Air & Space Museum What does it mean to live a rational life? (as if I’d … Continue reading

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Tsetse flies

I’m doing a sabbatical in Vienna to try and understand how best tsetse flies can be controlled. Why? They cause Nanga in cattle, and sleeping sickness in humans. Cattle in Africa are used not only for food and milk, but … Continue reading

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