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Daniel Woodworth
Worked at TCU School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment
Attends Rice University
Lives in Houston, Texas
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"If I don’t like your decisions on those matters, maybe I won’t patronize your business, but I shouldn’t have the right to sic the police on you and have you carted off to jail, or bankrupted, or put out of business–just because you won’t run your business the way I want you to. We all ought to accord each other that degree of freedom."
A friend of mine recently shared a post arguing that Christians should have the freedom not to participate in the celebration of same-sex “weddings.” In response, another friend of his came back wi…
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Originally published at The Five Pilgrims blog. The popular vote is still being tallied. Clinton leads by a million votes — just under one percentage point — and seems likely to retain that lead when the final tallies come in. That fact does nothing to help...
Originally published at The Five Pilgrims blog. The popular vote is still being tallied. Clinton leads by a million votes — just under one...
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We're more likely to stop Drumpf if Rubio and Kasich lose their home states.
On Tuesday, Republicans will hold their first winner-take-all primaries of this election season. Republicans in Ohio and Florida will award their entire delegates—66 and 99 delegates, respectively—…
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"When pundits look back at the race months from now, they’ll say that it was March 1st that Trump’s facade finally started to break."
The votes are in and counted, and the 11 Super Tuesday states on the Republican side have held their primaries or caucuses. Over on the Democratic side, the results are fairly clear: a firm, if unc…
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It's a bit optimistic, but I kinda find myself hoping it's true. Attn +Mike Musel​.
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"What a shame it would be if those who have opposed Obama, those who call themselves conservatives, even some who call themselves Christians–the people who should be leading the fight to make America good again–were now to embrace a faustian bargain with evil in exchange for the uncertain promises of personal affluence and security that Donald Trump is offering, along with his debauched character and rhetoric."
Donald Trump promises to “make America great again.” He doesn’t say just what he means by that or how he’ll do it, but it has become the slogan of his campaign. What does it mean to “make America g…
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Who wants to spend their Christmas break reading about statistics? I know I do!

This was supposed to come out a couple weeks ago, back when you still cared, but pretend it did and read it anyway.
This post continues a series of posts intended to lay out what may and may not be concluded from the recent election, based on hard data. As much as possible, this series will attempt to be entirel…
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"Logically, then, God’s goodness is just as necessary a concept as His existence.  And this is consistent with the way Scripture presents Him: as Creator, Judge, Shepherd, and ultimately as the One whom Jesus called Father.  What could be better than that?"
Is God good? What does it mean to claim that He is good? Can a case for a good God be made in a world so permeated by evil and suffering as ours seems to be? For many people who doubt God’s exis…
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What role should a Christian play in politics in an ungodly society?
“Nothing was more alien to them than politics.” So wrote the early church father Tertullian regarding the Christians of his day. Some Christians probably did hold public office and serve in the Ro…
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Don't make him do it - stop Drumpf now.
I still hope and fight for a better choice than Trump vs. Clinton. But what if it does come down to that? I will not vote for either. I know of no calculus by which I can be sure that the Faux-Righ…
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Trying to cure a disease with symbolic gestures is a symptom of the disease.
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Have you ever wondered why the Republican establishment was so incompetent? Drumpf's success provides a little insight into that question.
For years now, conservatives have watched the American political process and asked what the Republicans could be thinking. Commentators from Limbaugh to Beck to Hannity to Levine have wondered out…
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When Republicans vote on Tuesday, they won't just be deciding who they want to be their nominee, they'll also be deciding whether they want the Clinton dynasty to continue.
Hillary Clinton is old. If she is able to secure her party’s nomination and win in November, she will be 70 years old when she takes office, the oldest any president has ever been when inaugu…
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Peace if possible, truth at all costs
Introduction
I am a scientist, a writer, and an occasional would-be philosopher, but I am a Christian before all else. I am working toward a doctorate in geoscience, with an emphasis on geophysics, with the eventual goal of teaching at the university level and furthering our understanding of the Earth's systems through research. For now, though, I study and pontificate on whatever happens to interest me.
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  • Rice University
    Geophysics, 2014 - present
  • Texas Christian University
    Geology, 2010 - 2014
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  • TCU School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment
    Student Researcher, 2013 - 2014
  • TCU Physics and Astronomy
    Student Researcher, 2011 - 2012
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Houston, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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