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The Spaghetti-Incident Principle

If you’ve ever cracked open the Bible, you’ve probably noticed that it’s full of things that everyone knows don’t actually happen, like firmaments and creationism and virgin births and miracle burning bushes. Fearful that people might use this as occasion to, you know, disbelieve in the Bible, creative Bible-believers have created the Message-Incident Principle: That [...]

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Over in the USA Today, BioLogos bigwigs Giberson and Falk continue their ongoing mission to debase science. Their recipe for the “compatibility” of science and religion consists of two teeny-weeny modifications to the scientific method: 1. Observation is not a reliable way of gathering data: Putting modern scientific ideas into [the Bible] distorts the meaning [...]

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A Few Good Popes

After Pope Benedict’s fall in the shower last week, there was one question that was on everyone’s mind: WHERE THE HELL WAS HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL? What’s the point of being Pope if your guardian angel isn’t protecting you from slippery floors? I mean, sure, there’s page boys lining up to sodomize you, and you might [...]

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Hey, look who’s posting on the BioLogos blog. It’s Unscientific America authors Mooney and Kirshenbaum, writing about the “supposed ‘conflict’ between science and religion” (and endorsing BioLogos founder Francis Collins, although it’s conceivable that this endorsement was merely a requirement to get the post published on the BioLogos blog). Based on the square quotes (and [...]

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Accomodationism is false

Generally, I try to avoid debates on topics that contain more than 14 letters. Today I will make a rare exception. You see, there’s a new book, Unscientific America, arguing that scientific illiteracy threatens our future. I have no doubt this is true. Just last weekend I wore my Maxwell’s Equations T-shirt out to a [...]

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SF424 Application for Federal Assistance DATE: July 9, 2009 APPLICANT: Joel Grus CONTACT: your.religion.is.false -at- gmail.com NAME OF FEDERAL AGENCY: National Institutes of Health DESCRIPTIVE TITLE OF PROJECT: “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls”: Religious Implications of Hydrological Phenomena ESTIMATED PROJECT FUNDING: $30 million ARE HUMAN SUBJECTS INVOLVED? yes ARE VERTEBRATE ANIMALS USED? yes DOES THIS PROJECT [...]

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It can be tough being a Christian. You have to believe all sorts of unbelievable things. You have to go to church every Sunday and listen to some preachy dude beg for money. You have to put up with brilliantly-written, riotously-funny, expertly-argued books patiently debunking your faith. (I suppose this one doesn’t really distinguish you [...]

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If (like me) you’ve been busy wringing your hands over the fact that we live under a form of government in which the majority gets to tell the minority what to do, you may have missed the news that our good friend Francis Collins, the brains behind BioLogos, is in line to be the next [...]

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Poor Darrel Falk. Not only is he stuck being executive director of the ludicrous BioLogos project, but also his granddaughter has noticed the obvious parallels between the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jesus. This is great for us, however, as we get to read his “yes, we were lying about the tooth fairy, and [...]

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don't know much biologos

If you’re a Christian (or a Jew), you’ve probably noticed that it’s hard to believe in both science and the Bible. Human Genome Project leader (and evangelical Christian) Francis Collins has noticed this too: After his best-selling The Language of God came out three years ago, Collins began receiving thousands of e-mails — primarily from [...]

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