Tag Archives: Science

Mars Curiosity: The Martians are coming — well, not quite

Several news outlets, including National Public Radio (NPR), are saying that the Mars Curiosity vehicle being monitored by NASA on the Martian surface has made a big discovery in its analysis of Martian soil, but scientists are cautiously waiting for … Continue reading

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Almost “Alone in the Void”

Adam Frank, a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Rochester, has done us a favor. His op-ed in the New York Times forces us to face the music about our future prospects of mastering interstellar travel. His … Continue reading

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God and the so-called “God particle” (the Higgs boson)

On July 4, 2012, particle physicists announced the confirmation of the Higgs boson, an elusive particle they had been expecting to find for over fifty years. Their excitement is based on the importance of this discovery in (1) confirming the … Continue reading

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Science: Global warming — amount of warming confirmed

Few issues have aroused the feelings of political conservatives and their evangelical allies as much as the claim that global warming is a fact. A newly published study has settled several key issues about this claim that had formerly made … Continue reading

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Exposition of Genesis 1–11: Genesis 1:1–3

Genesis 1:1–3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the … Continue reading

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Books: Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin (Part 2)

In my first post on Lesslie Newbigin’s book Proper Confidence, I described Newbigin’s analysis of how skepticism captured the American mind and came to dominate in 2011. But, as the book title demonstrates, Newbigin is also trying to show how … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Denies Heaven

On May 15th, The Guardian newspaper had an exclusive interview with renowned physicist Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University. Hawking grandly announced — without surprising anyone who knows his views — that heaven was a “fairy story” for people afraid of … Continue reading

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