Before proceeding, one might ask, does such a question matter? If you are a Christian apologist who seeks to prove that the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation, it might. But if one is trying to prove that converting to Christianity provides a great boon...
The evidence for common ancestry is so overwhelming that even the biologist Michael Behe (whose books advocate "intelligent design," and who is a senior member at the Discovery Institute) concurs. Behe wrote in his second book: “Evolution from a common ance...
See previous parts of this series here . According to Christian New Testament scholar, Peter Enns : As I read Romans, I don’t walk away thinking, “My, what a carefully planned out letter.” I think more, “Paul is winging it.” I know that might not seem very ...
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RAW Week: Keep the Lasagna Flying, by Paul Krassner
Wilson and Krassner Display Maturity . . . Maybe Most likely your daily newspaper didn't acknowledge the death of Robert Anton Wilson on Jan
Did you know that Jesus Christ's tomb is in Japan?
In the 2,800-person village of Shingō in Japan's Aomori prefecture, you can visit a tourist attraction that earns almost doodlysquat fanfare
The Absolute Best Scenes from The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXII!
Last night marked the 22nd Treehouse of Horror for The Simpsons — and it wasn't the greatest ever, by any means. There were three stories wi
10 Debut Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels That Took the World by Storm
This month, many of us are trying to pound out a novel. The ultimate dream is to break into the publishing world with a debut that makes peo
Watch this: thousands of starlings take wing in the form of a swirling "...
Check out this jaw-dropping video of a natural phenomenon known as a "murmuration." The collective noun is used to describe vast numbers of
Sabre-tooth squirrels stalked ancient South America
Newly discovered fossilized remains from Argentina are a bizarre new species that can only be described as a "sabre-toothed squirrel". The
NASA: We've discovered something completely new on the surface of Mars
NASA may be ramping up for the launch of its next Mars rover mission later this month, but the Agency's Opportunity rover — which has been c
Catholics: dead pope’s blood will stop Mexican crime
One of the more loony episodes (and there are many) in the annals of the Catholic Church is this report from The Freethinker, "Catholics pin
Lev Grossman is King of the Magicians in Episode 48 of The Geek’s Guide ...
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and The Magician King, joins us to discuss goofing on Narnia, reviewing for Time, and rebelling agains
What happens when your brain is split in two - and you survive?
The two halves of the brain are connected through a bundle of fibers called the corpus callosum. There are times when that bundle of fibers
These tiny galaxies are among the most prolific star factories NASA has ...
Billions of years ago, when the universe was still in its infancy, the formation of stars is believed to have occurred at a much faster rate
Proportional Time for Creationism: A Simple Solution to a Science Educat...
Exploring Our Matrix. The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler Univers