Wondrous Explorers: How Science Reveals the Mystery of Ourselves

It is incredibly mysterious how human minds can understand the universe to the degree that we do.

Can Science Justify a Vote for Trump?

Pastor James MacDonald says it can. Here’s why he’s wrong.

Forgiveness Is Supernatural

One must first be shown mercy (and accept it), before he can be merciful to someone else.

Transhumanism Is the New Gnosticism

Transhumanists, like Gnostics, tend to place little importance on our bodily appetites, reducing them to the level of distractions.

Superstition Has Not Made Kansas City Great; Love Has

We don’t love Kansas City because it’s better. We love it because it’s home.

A Cure for Beauty: How a Quest for Beautiful Music Turned into Something Greater

It wasn’t music I was chasing all that time, it was beauty.

“God’s Not Dead” and the Angry Atheist Professor: That Was Not My Experience

I’m concerned that God’s Not Dead perpetuates a false stereotype: that of the bully atheist philosophy professor who is out to destroy every Christian student’s faith.

“After-Birth Abortion”: Even More Absurd Than You Thought

We can safely call the infanticide arguments from Giubilini, Minerva, Tooley, and Singer what we’ve known them to be all along: immoral nonsense that needs to stop.

Is Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Perpetuating a War Between Science and Religion?

The series premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey was beautifully shot and creatively written. But does it continue to perpetuate the warfare thesis of science versus religion?

On the Anniversary of His Execution, What Can We Learn From the “First Martyr of Science”

On February 17th, 1600 A.D., Giordano Bruno, a Dominican priest, philosopher, and mathematician, was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake by the Roman Inquisition.

Science: It’s Worth Doing Badly

Even in the absence of scientific breakthroughs, even when the specter of failure is imminent — success or not — science is worth doing.

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: Continuing Our Long American Tradition of Spectacle and Culture War

“we have a new “trial of the century” with two culture war celebrities who are almost guaranteed to oversimplify the issue.”

ELSEWHERE: Reconfigurable Robots of the Future

ELSEWHERE: Nobel Prize for Using Computers to Do Chemistry

ELSEWHERE: Reading Literary Fiction Develops Empathy

Free Will Is Real, But Not so Simple

“Baumeister affirms the common sense view of free will, while also attempting to show there is no incompatibility with his view and science.”